How is it Effective?
Wave frequencies in the brain underlie every thought and feeling we have, as well as the behaviors they give rise to. Typically, for example, when we make more alpha waves (the frequency of 8--11 Hz), we feel more relaxed and, with time and training, can learn to spend more time in relaxation states as our default mode of brain activity.
The Case for Neurofeedback: Rewiring the brain in the consulting room
The increasing popularity of neurofeedback is based on the growing evidence that a wide variety of psychological disorders can be understood as firing mistakes in the brain’s electrical activity.
Neurofeedback: A Breakthrough with Learning Disabilities?
Neurofeedback is one of a group of new technologies that promises not only to treat the symptoms of mood, attention, and learning disorders, but to address the brain-wave patterns that underlie them.