The Science Behind Neurofeedback

Re-training Brainwaves for Optimal Performance

Join Walking Mountains Science Center for The Science Behind Neurofeedback on February 12th at 6:30pm.

Today’s headlines are full of “brain news” — from lawsuits in the NFL to the benefits of meditation, from foods that boost memory to word games that delay dementia. While science has long recognized the brain as central to everything we do, new research and technologies are allowing us to look at brains more closely than ever.

One exciting development is the application of brain biofeedback – or neurofeedback – to address issues that range from ADHD, Asperser’s Syndrome and Autism to anxiety, depression, learning disabilities and cognitive decline. This therapy is also being used in peak performance training with athletes, executives and others seeking personal growth.

Guest speaker, Nicole McGuffin, MA, LPC, BCN, is a Board Certified Neurotherapist and founder of Amazing Brains, a clinic based in Eagle, CO where she offers this life-changing therapy to help children and adults to improve thinking, focus, memory, perception, behavior, mood and performance.

“A common denominator in many challenging life issues is the dis-regulation of brain wave activity, she says, “Through a QEEG study (an EEG for the brain), we can identify brain waves that move too fast or too slow, and neural connections that are too close or too far apart.”

Based on this data, Nicole and her team of experts design a treatment protocol that allows a client to regulate their own brain waves by watching them on a computer screen and receiving feedback and rewards when optimal brain wave activity is reached.

“Neurofeedback is like exercise for the brain,” says Nicole, “It takes repeated practice and time to create new neural pathways, but the changes are lasting.”

Nicole’s talk will explore:

  • The Science behind Neurofeedback: From Pavlov and Skinner to Berger, Miller and Sternman, learn how these researchers paved the way for neurofeedback treatment.
  • Neural Pathways: How they work, how we measure them and how they look when certain issues are experienced.
  • The Results of Neurofeedback Therapy: From cutting edge research to client case studies that detail the success of this non-invasive, natural treatment.

Nicole will also demonstrate a live neurofeedback session.

The Science Behind class series highlights useful and fun skills that have underlying scientific principles. Each class provides a hands-on, interactive component with instruction from a local subject matter expert and a Walking Mountains educator. Classes are held once a month at Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon.

What: The Science Behind Neurofeedback
When: February 12, 2014, 6:30pm
Where: Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon
Cost: Free!

Seating is limited, please call to reserve your spot today! (970) 827-9725