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2 Types of NFB

There are two types of neurofeedback therapy - passive therapy and active therapy. The difference between them is the degree of the patient's involvement in the process:

Passive neurofeedback - sends low-energy radio waves through the brain and measures them on their return. Sensing a disruption in its signal processing, the brain automatically readjusts itself so the waves follow a better and more efficient pathway. Multiple sessions are required in order to measure the brainwaves and find the settings that will achieve the optimum treatment for each patient.

Active neurofeedback - uses various specific stimulus to help patients control their brain waves and break harmful patterns. These stimuli can be a sound or light cue or even a video game which is used by the therapist to give positive reinforcement when brain waves reach a desired frequency.

Merln Hurd PhD; BCN, QEEGT

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