Neurofeedback is a form of biofeedback, and in both cases, we’re using sensors to measure our body in some way. We’re all familiar with devices which can check our pulse, respiration, temperature, blood oxygen, and sugar levels, as well as other signs of our aliveness using different kinds of sensors. When we use sensors on our scalp to read the electrical activity of the brain, we are reading brainwave patterns.
All neurofeedback practitioners are trained in biofeedback, but not all biofeedback clinicians are trained in neurofeedback.
Read our Biofeedback article for more resources.
So neurofeedback is just a fancy word to mean biofeedback from the brain’s electrical activity, which is created by neurons communicating with each other. It is an opportunity for our brain to see its own real-time activity reflected back to it on a moment-to-moment basis.
Our intellectual abilities and emotional resources can be considerably enhanced with neurofeedback training(1). After a few sessions, there’s no need for sensors or monitors; your mind trains your biological system to learn the skills.(2)