Neurofeedback is a method of brain training that allows a person to learn to take direct control over their brain activity. Neurofeedback works by literally feeding back to people what their brain is doing. While wearing an EEG sensor cap, the neurofeedback participant sits in front of a screen watching a movie of their choice.
In the computer software, we set specific goals of activity that we want your brain to reach. Every time your brainwave activity moves closer towards the desired goal, the movie picture becomes bright, clear, and has good sound. When your brain moves farther away from the parameters we set, the screen goes dark, dim, and the sound becomes quiet. Every time you are able to make the screen brighter, your brain is actually learning how to create, control, and maintain neurological patterns it needs to function optimally.
LORETA neurofeedback is especially powerful because it allows us to directly train complex brain networks. Scientists are rapidly discovering that it is not just individual areas of the brain that produce our thinking, but larger computer like networks made up of multiple brain regions communicating together.
These networks play a huge role in our well-being and our ability to process information in a fast paced world. LORETA allows us to target and train these areas with the precision of medical grade imaging equipment such as fMRI.