Frequently Asked Questions About Neurofeedback
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A NEUROFEEDBACK SESSION?
Neurofeedback sessions involve relaxing for 30 minutes while you watch a movie or listen to the music of your choice. electrodes are attached to your scalp that monitors your brainwaves during the session. When irregular patterns are detected, a response is triggered from the software that pauses or dims the video or music. Your brain senses the change and subconsciously modifies itself back into a normal pattern. With repetition of this process, eventually, your brain learns to stay within healthy ranges on its own without neurofeedback.
HOW LONG DO NEUROFEEDBACK SESSIONS TAKE?
Each session is 30 minutes.
HOW MANY NEUROFEEDBACK SESSIONS ARE NEEDED?
The number of sessions needed will depend on the individual. Much like going to the gym, every person requires a different length of time to improve. 20 – 40 sessions are normal for many conditions to improve.
HOW SOON WILL I SEE RESULTS FROM NEUROFEEDBACK?
Again, results will vary from person to person. Some feel different within a couple of sessions, while tougher conditions will take many sessions to see any noticeable results. It’s important to not get impatient and listen to the practitioner. They should be able to show you the graph results of each session, which will provide a visual reference of improvement.
HOW LONG WILL THE EFFECTS OF NEUROFEEDBACK LAST?
Long-term follow-ups have been done on many patients over the years. Dr. Joel Lubar at the University of Tennessee has followed ADD clients who’ve sustained their improvements from neurofeedback for 10-20 years. Published research on epilepsy 12 months after brain training shows the improvement of epilepsy and its symptoms remains in place.
HOW MUCH RESEARCH IS THERE ON NEUROFEEDBACK?
h2Neurofeedback has been around for decades. To date, there are thousands of studies, with more being published every day. This site has a comprehensive list of studies on neurofeedback for many conditions. Research on neurofeedback