3-Dimensional LORETA Z-Score Neurofeedback
Neurotherapy Center of Nebraska is one of the first in the Midwest to offer 3-Dimensional LORETA Z-Score Neurofeedback. LORETA neurofeedback trains Brodmann areas in the brain including, hubs, modules, and networks. The neurofeedback sessions are based on client symptoms and LORETA Z-Scores measured during a QEEG (Brain Mapping). Training parameters are determined by linking client symptoms to functional areas of dysregulation in the brain.
The client’s brain activity (EEG) is recorded, instantaneously compared to a normative database and fed back to the client throughout the training session in real-time. Areas of dysregulation can be immediately identified and trained using LORETA Z-Score Neurofeedback. This training procedure gently guides the brain toward a state of increased regulation and flexibility. Self-regulated flexibility is an indicator of brain health and optimal function.
LORETA Z-Score Neurofeedback gains practitioners and clients the tools necessary to target and retrain the weak systems of the brain to increase the efficiency and function of these areas. LORETA Z-Score Neurofeedback can measure, calculate and feed back thousands of variables. The client can learn to self-regulate brain function in numerous areas of the brain in one session. The more information a system, like the brain has, the better it can learn to self- regulate.
What are the benefits of 19 lead Z score biofeedback?
The benefits of 19 lead Z score biofeedback are
- Offers more information to the practitioners and clients than any other EEG biofeedback system
- May significantly reduce the number of sessions required for successful EEG biofeedback training.
- Offers the brain a tremendous amount of information from which the brain can learn better energy economics and resource management.
- Helps the brain improve self-regulation, flexibility, and appropriateness.
- May increase the neuronal flexibility and variability within the brain. Variability is regarded as a measure of health. Once the brain becomes more flexibile, it will explore a greater range and variability.
- Teaches the brain how to be dynamic, change and adapt.
What happens during LORETA Neurofeedback training?
The client wears an EEG cap that contains 19+ electrodes. Electrodes measure brain wave (EEG) activity. Live (instantaneous/real-time) Z score EEG data is sent to the computer and fed back to the client while viewing a movie or playing a video game. When training while viewing a movie, the clarity and visibility of the screen will change as the client’s EEG activity and Z scores change. When the client is within set parameters the screen will appear clear, when the client deviates from the set parameters the screen resolution will decrease and fade in and out. The brain intrinsically wants to increase the clarity and visibility of the screen. Throughout the session, the brain is gently guided toward a more regulated state.
What other resources can I read about LORETA Neurofeedback?
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