Neuro-Feedback: A Tool for Brain Training

The increasing awareness of the brain and advances in computer science-based technologies have paved the way for applying conscious changes to cerebral functions. Drugs make changes in the central nervous system in order to rehabilitate the patients. However, since these drugs cause extensive and non-targeted changes, many studies have been conducted on methods that could cover this limitation, resulting in the development of neuro-feedback.  To perform neuro-feedback, the clients are asked to take a seat where some sensors are placed on the intended areas of their heads. The clients will be informed of their cerebral functions on a screen in front of them. Then they perform the practices prescribed by the therapist to make the desired changes to the target areas of the brain. It seems very appealing to make such changes in our brains.

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Neuro-feedback has its own proponents and opponents. This has caused neuro-feedback to turn into an intriguing area of research. Some researchers believe that the effects of neuro-feedback are the same as the placebo effect, whereas some others argue that it can be effective in the treatment of many psychiatric disorders. Since the underpinning idea of neuro-feedback has never been questioned, researchers have recently attempted to apply new techniques and rigorous research methods in the field of neuro-feedback. fMRI neuro-feedback, LORETA neuro-feedback, SCP neuro-feedback, and other emerging neuro-feedback techniques have been developed to enhance the effectiveness of this method in brain stimulation.

Currently, engineering (medical engineering, electronics, etc.), neuroscience, psychology, and sports science departments are among the active academic groups working in the field. Based on the fundamental idea put forward in neuro-feedback, all researchers are trying to improve the efficiency of this method. 

Neuro-Feedback Equipment of Atieh 

 

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Atieh Laboratory is equipped with two neuro-feedback devices. This laboratory provides services such as Z-score neuro-feedback, single- and dual-channel neuro-feedback, and slow cortical potential (SCP) neuro-feedback. In addition, this laboratory is equipped with a neuro-feedback device purchased from Pro Comp, Canada.