Neurofeedback for ADHD therapy

Aims and actions

The aim of Neurofeedback is to empower patients to influence their own brain activity so that they can process stimuli in a more controlled manner and perform tasks better. This is done by learning to voluntarily produce negative or positive shifts of the electric signals measured over a certain area of the brain, meaning that they should alternately put themselves into an attentive and a relaxed state.

The long-term effect of Neurofeedback is based on positive reinforcement: If they get their brain activity moving in the right direction, then this is immediately displayed on the monitor and the person receives a visual reward. Therefore, participants gradually learn to automate their behaviors and to transfer these to everyday life situations.