Neurofeedback (NFB) is a procedure that has been around since the 1920’s. In its most basic sense it involves using electrodes placed on the scalp to “listen” to brain wave activity. Theses electrodes do not emit any electrical activity, instead they are like microphones listening to our brain.

Neurofeedback can help identify areas of the brain that may be experiencing dysfunction, which, in addition to our other assessment techniques, can guide our treatment decisions.

By placing electrodes on the scalp we record brain wave activity which is then analyzed using computer software to provide data.

Neurofeedback is still an emerging field and research has offered mixed reviews, therefore it remains on the periphery of more popular treatments (e.g. talk therapy, medications) for behavioral health.

Neurofeedback is registered with the FDA for the purpose of relaxation.

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Here are some more advanced research articles to increase your understanding of neurofeedback: