Validating the efficacy of neurofeedback for optimising performance

Department of Physiology, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran Correspondence should be addressed to Shahrokh Amiri Received 21 August 2016; Revised 18 November 2016; Accepted 19 January 2017; Published 9 February 2017 Academic Editor: Diane Ruge Copyright © 2017 Arash Mohagheghi et al.

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

By Leslie Sherlin, Ph D, Co-Founder of Sense Labs, Co-Creator of Versus In athlete development, it’s easy to obsess with the physical.

Run further, jump higher, move faster — we’ve developed thousands of techniques to push the body harder, longer.

Results showed that the members of the Neurofeedback group learned to increase the spectral power of the alpha frequency range as well as the alpha/thêta ratio, and that compared with the members of the two other groups, neurofeedback training resulted in a more pronounced decrease, albeit without any relation to changes in EEG activity and the level of stress and anxiety of participants undergoing such training.

Yet contrary to expectations, no improvement of memory performance (differed recall of words and learning of lists of words) was observed.

Neurofeedback or electroencephalographic operant conditioning (EEG-OC) is an EEG biofeedback technique used to train individuals to control or modify their cortical activity through learned self-regulation.

Initially used for treating a variety of pathologies, neurofeedback has been employed more recently to improve the physical or cognitive performance of human beings. Electroencephalographic peak alpha frequency correlates of cognitive traits. Angelakis, E., Stathopoulou, S., Frymiare, J.

This Blog is related to the course, Music and the Brain and posting permission is granted to present and past students in the course. Validating the Efficacy of Neurofeedback for Optimising Performance.

The low levels of beta have a detrimental effect these children’s ability to focus and concentrate.

Apparently, previous studies, although deemed important by the current authors, had not confirmed a direct association between the ability to learn and enhance the desired frequency band and a consequent improvement in behaviour and cognition.

The field of neurofeedback training has largely proceeded without validation.

Here we review our studies directed at validating SMR, beta and alpha–theta protocols for improving attention, memory, mood and music and dance performance in healthy participants.


Leave a Reply