It also presents the opportunity to empirically train the mental system (analyze existing strengths and weaknesses, identify foci for development, and apply a training plan) just as we do with the body.
With Versus, we’ve taken this data driven approach to enhancing performance and used it to train the brains of some of the world’s premier athletes.
Their studies looked at validating SMR (sensorimotor rhythm), beta and alpha-theta protocols for improving attention, memory, mood, music and dance performance in healthy people.
A lot of their research was based upon the work of Sterman and Pfurtscheller, trying to see if they could obtain the same or similar results.
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. doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.20 Angelakis, E., Stathopoulou, S., Frymiare, J.
Important benefits were demonstrable with cognitive and neurophysiological measures which were predicted on the basis of regression models of learning.
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.
The purpose of this study is to assess the hypothesis of the effect of neurofeedback (the ‘awakened mind’ model) on the memory performance of subjects aged over 65. Thêta/ bêta training for attention, concentration and memory improvement in the geriatric population.
30 participants were shared equally between 3 groups: an experimental group that underwent 4 neurofeedback training sessions; a non-neurofeedback group trained at relaxation; and a ‘waiting list’ control group. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 23, 109 (abstract).
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.