Neurofeedback Series: F1, F2 and ADD / ADHD

When using Neurofeedback to train brain cells to work more efficiently, one area that we often train for more optimum function is the frontal lobe. The frontal lobe is where the decisions for action are made whereas the parietal, temporal and occipital lobes are where the information is received from our bodies and environment. All the information received is sent to the frontal lobes where the decisions about action are to be made.

Some areas in the frontal lobe have been linked to different aspects of the decision making process. For example, F1, found in the left frontal lobe is important in being able to stay focused and pay attention while F2 found in the right frontal is very important in making judgments about what I socially acceptable and the ability to restrain impulses.

Research and brain mapping can show that people who suffer from ADD & ADHD have a decrease in function at these particular areas in the frontal lobes and are usually helped when these areas are trained with Neurofeedback. It has been my experience with our patients both adult and children can make great strides in improving their brains this way without the use of drugs.

What is Neurofeedback treatment like?

The process is completely painless, as external electrodes are used to measure brain activity. Adults may listen to music and children often enjoy a movie during and as part of their treatment.

If brain activity wanders, the program stops. This stimulates the brain to begin synapsing again, to maintain the program the viewer is enjoying. Without even trying, individuals are able to retrain their brain in the areas of focus.

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