A new technique called “neurofeedback”Allows individuals with ADHD to train their attention, based on instant feedback from the level of their brain activity. The discovery is due to a team of neuroscientists fromUniversity of Geneva (UNIGE) and University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG), Switzerland.
Neurofeedback loop: The EEG is recorded and the participant receives instant feedback from their attention level captured by the alpha rhythm through a computer game, which allows the brain to be trained to focus. Credit: UNIGE UNI
Their research revealed that not only that the training had a positive effect on patients’ ability to concentrate, but also that the improvement in attention was closely linked to a brain-enhanced response, the wave P3, which is known to reflect the integration of information into the brain, with higher P3 amplitudes indicating greater focus on detected targets.