Terms to Know

Take a deep dive into the core concepts of neurofeedback.

The Key Terms of Neurofeedback

You’ve read over the basics – now take a deep dive into some of the core concepts of neurofeedback. From the Brodmann’s Areas to the specific kind of neurofeedback that we use, these are the details that will greatly increase your understanding of how we treat patients and why the process is so effective. It’s likely that you’ll hear some of the following terms during your appointment with us.

LORETA - The Type of Neurofeedback We Use

LORETA is a new form of neurofeedback and it’s the type we use at the Colorado Neurofeedback Center. The most notable traits of LORETA neurofeedback are that it provides 19 electrodes for monitoring your brain instead of the typical 2-3. This gives it enhanced accuracy and ensures that we don’t miss any brain activity. Plus, it enables us to target specific parts of the brain.

Brodmann’s Areas – 104 Distinct Sections of the Brain

In 1909, Korbinian Brodmann mapped out 104 distinct sections of the human brain. This knowledge is still used a full century later in neurofeedback treatment. The Brodmann’s Areas allow us to target the appropriate parts of the brain that affect your specific mental condition or problem.

Z-Score Neurofeedback – Keeps Your Brain Waves within Safe Range

The most relevant thing to know about Z-Score Neurofeedback is that it uses a bell curve of normal signals to ensure that your brain waves stay within a safe range.

Absolute Power Bins – Method of Organizing Frequencies

Bins that have the same function are grouped together to avoid having to track every individual frequency.

Coherence – How Well Parts of the Brain are Working Together

Depending on whether you’re focusing on treating anxiety, PTSD, depression, or some other condition, multiple parts of your brain will be communicating with each other. We’ll be monitoring these signals and measuring the level of coherence, which shows how well they communicate.

Phase – The Relationship between 2 Brain Signals

A phase can be thought of as a brief task carried out by the brain. We measure these phases and gather a wide range of valuable date from the results.

Phase Lock – When the Brain Prepares to Complete a Task

Identifying and measuring when the brain is in phase lock reveals vital information about how it functions.

Phase Shift – The Brain Moves from One Task to Another

Another way we monitor brain function is by seeing when it shifts from one phase to another.

Networks – Groups of Neurons that Join to Complete a Task

In this context, networks are groups of neurons that are responsible for carrying out different functions in the brain.

Neurofeedback Glossary from AAPB.org

If you want to continue exploring the concepts that are vital to neurofeedback, check out the in-depth glossary provided by The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.

EEG Cap – Using 19 Electrodes to Maximize Accuracy

Traditional neurofeedback therapy typically uses 2-3 electrodes to monitor brain waves. We use EEG Caps that include 19 electrodes which monitor various parts of your brain. With our EEG Caps, we can detect even the most subtle brain activity no matter where it occurs.

Don’t Stop There – Try Neurofeedback for Yourself in Colorado Springs!

Exploring the concepts that are pertinent to neurofeedback will enhance your understanding of the process. If you’re interested in experiencing a neurofeedback session for yourself, our team at Colorado Neurofeedback Center is passionate about providing top-quality treatment for all of our patients. Whether you have questions or want to plan a treatment session, contact us today!