Neurotherapy: Treating the Underlying Problem
Rooted in the principles of biofeedback, applied neuroscience, and evidence-based clinical practice, neurotherapy is used to help address behavioral, cognitive, and other functions related to brain activity.
The brain’s electrical signaling patterns represent functional behavior that can be trained to change over time via operant conditioning by reducing the excessive brain frequencies and activities while raising areas where there are deficits.
“Neurofeedback training (NFT) has its foundations in basic and applied neuroscience as well as data-based clinical practice. It takes into account behavioral, cognitive, and subjective aspects as well as brain activity.”
– International Society for Neurofeedback Research
With the eVox system, the patient wears an EEG cap that is connected to a proprietary “amplifier”. The amplifier wirelessly transmits the patient’s brain wave data to a computer. The included software prompts the patient through a series of exercises. Over time, the patient learns how to use EEG to control the exercises. The clinician slowly adjusts criteria for reward, conditioning behavior into a normal, persistent pattern. Learning is subsequently internalized and results in newly formed neuron connections that provide desired outcomes and lasting effects.
Traditional pharmacotherapies for various neuropsychiatric disorders typically provide temporary symptomatic relief without treating the underlying etiology. Neurotherapy treats the underlying problem by changing how the brain functions, not simply masking the symptoms.
For more information about neurotherapy and the science of neurofeedback, visit the International Society for Neurofeedback Research at isnr.net/neurofeedback-info/learn-more-about-neurofeedback.cfm.