Neuroplasticity Explained

The Key Concept to Understanding Neurofeedback Brain Training


Neuroplasticity & Neurofeedback

With the discovery, research and continued developments of neuroplasticity in the field of neuroscience, it provides specific insights related to neurofeedback:

1) We all have unconscious patterns we have developed and entrenched over time.  These patterns may result in conditions such as anxiety, impulsiveness, depression, obsessive compulsiveness, hyper-vigilance and excessive worry.  (Please see the Benefits of Neurofeedback page for more conditions and symptoms.)

2) Because the brain is neutral, providing the brain with information regarding its own functioning, it will choose to accept and integrate what is most optimal.

For instance, let's say that you are sitting calmly and comfortably in a relaxed room.   There is no stimulus in that moment to suggest danger, problems or urgency.  

Yet the electrical activity within your brain is erratic and turbulent.

If the brain is provided with information regarding the turbulence, it is then given the opportunity to learn from it.

The brain's ability to learn is strengthened by its flexibility, which can be developed through such things as mindfulness practices, like meditation, as well as through repeated sessions of neurofeedback training.

Thanks to neuroplasticity, what all this means is that we each have the tremendous potential for change and growth.

Brain training with neurofeedback certainly isn't the only way, but it definitely can be a powerful tool and resource for significant change.