Types of Neurofeedback
Neurofeedback is a science of measuring brainwaves on an EEG and feeding that information back to the brain so it can learn to better regulate itself. At Norris Institute, we are proud to offer a variety of neurofeedback training assessments, analyses, and training protocols.
EEG Traditional Neurofeedback
By using sensors on various parts of the scalp, we can see the brainwave amplitudes in real time. If the brain has become stuck in an unhealthy pattern of making too much or too little of certain brainwaves, we can ask it to change that pattern and give it a reward when it does that task. It is a type of brain exercise and a learning modality. Over a course of treatments, the brain quickly learns how to better self-regulate and restore balance and flexibility. This better allows for adaptation to stress and better function and performance.
19 Channel Neurofeedback
This type of training requires wearing a QEEG cap with 19 sensors or channels rather than individual sensors. By using 19 Channels, we can either train the surface of the brain by training all locations at the same time using Z-Scores, or we can create a 3 dimensional image and train deep brain structures with sLORETA training.
Z Scores and Normative Database
Z-Scores are statistical data which help us determine how your brain performs compared to what has been established as “normal.” A normative database is a collection of data from the brains of thousands of individuals thought to be of normal functioning in the same sex and age groups as you. This tells us if you are average, high, or low in certain frequencies compared to the norm. It can be seen as training into a balanced or comfortable brain state.