Generally, "a person cannot reliably influence their brainwave patterns because they lack awareness of them. However, when [the person] sees their brainwaves on the computer screen, it gives [the person] the ability to influence and change them," notes Dr. Corydon Hammond in a 2006 research article.
"Neurofeedback does not introduce anything unnatural into the brain, rather [neurofeedback] trains the brain to function better through its own natural mechanisms (i.e. it learns or teaches itself to improve)…" states Dr. Stephen Ferrari in a 2012 article/study.
Frank H. Duffy, MD, a Professor and Pediatric Neurologist at Harvard Medical School, stated that scholarly literature now suggests that neurofeedback "should play a major therapeutic role in many difficult areas. In my opinion, if any medication had demonstrated such a wide spectrum of efficacy it would be universally accepted and widely used….It is a field to be taken seriously by all."
The Institute uses proven technology, BrainTrain and NeuroSky software, to improve working memory, attention and mental processing speed and provide rehabilitation patient care services.
"Emily" reported that when she is in her classroom, she is able to stay more focused. She feels that when kids are talking around her, she is able to determine they are a distraction. As she was doing the BrainTrain and taking her ADD medication, she began to feel as if she was on 'speed.' She has since stopped her medication for ADD and feels less hyperactive as a result.