Validating the efficacy of neurofeedback for optimising performance.

Gruzelier, John; Egner, T. and Vernon, D.. 2006. Validating the efficacy of neurofeedback for optimising performance. Progress in Brain Research, 159, pp. 421-431. ISSN 00796123 [Article]

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The field of neurofeedback training has largely proceeded without validation. Here we review our studies directed at validating SMR, beta and alpha–theta protocols for improving attention, memory, mood and music and dance performance in healthy participants. Important benefits were demonstrable with cognitive and neurophysiological measures which were predicted on the basis of regression models of learning. These are initial steps in providing a much needed scientific basis to neurofeedback, but much remains to be done.

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neurofeedback; sensorimotor rhythm (SMR); alpha–theta feedback; cognitive performance; music performance

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1 December 2006Published

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10 Dec 2008 10:36

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