It is a very powerful tool for training the brain's ability to self-regulate. Neurofeedback sessions are carried out under the supervision of a therapist. Electrodes are placed on two specific points on the scalp to pick up the wave signals emitted by the brain in those areas. The electrodes pick up the information and send it to the computer, which in turn is connected to a screen where the patient receives a reward each time the brainwave pattern in the two areas approaches the target pattern. This treatment is completely harmless because it is the person who tries to adapt their brain to the screen in order to receive rewards; it is not the electrodes that do this.
Scientific studies have shown that for cases of attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) Neurofeedback therapy can offer similar results to pharmacological treatment with methylphenidate.
Neurofeedback can also be effective for the following problems: