Neurofeedback (NFB), also called neurotherapy, neurobiofeedback or EEG biofeedback is a type of alternative medicine, more specifically a type of biofeedback that uses realtime displays of electroencephalography to illustrate brain activity, often with a goal of controlling central nervous system activity. Sensors are placed on the scalp to measure activity, with measurements displayed using video displays or sound.

It is a method through which the brain is exercised by focusing on a computer screen on which a specific game is being displayed. It strengthens the brain, calms it and improves stability. In short, it helps rewire the brain.

After birth the brain develops by being exposed to new stimuli. If the wiring is defective, new stimuli cause disorganisation of new information.

This treatment stimulates metabolism and blood flow, strengthens dendritic connections as well as the functioning of neurotransmitters, which accounts for improvement in the patient’s ability to carry out cognitive tasks successfully.

Useful as a complementary therapy in the overall treatment of:

• Attention Deficits
• Stress
• Anxieties
• Mood states
• Pain
• Sleep disturbances
• Epilepsy
• Developmental disorders such as autism
The best way to understand neurofeedback-therapy is in terms of an exercise model.

• Brain rhythms, which control the brain’s level of arousal, can be observed on an EEG
• The brain organises its own activity through brain waves
• By training these rhythms we exercise the brain in its fundamental role of controlling and regulating various functions
• We assume that the brain’s ability to change or adapt to new situations secure effective cognitive and emotional functioning
• The level of arousal of the brain indicates or orchestrates the efficiency of brain functioning
• Should the brain be over aroused it cannot focus, should it be under aroused it lacks energy to function. Neurofeedback-therapy secures the stability of the brain from one to the next moment, in order to answer to demands.