Overview of Neurofeedback

“Neurofeedback, often referred to as EEG Biofeedback or brain wave training, is a type of biofeedback. Like other forms of biofeedback, Neurofeedback Training (NFT) uses monitoring devices to provide moment-to-moment information to an individual on the state of their physiological functioning. The characteristic that distinguishes NFT from other biofeedback is a focus on the central nervous system and the brain."

"NFT has its foundations in basic and applied neuroscience as well as data-based clinical practice. It takes into account behavioral, cognitive, and subjective aspects as well as brain activity. Thus, it meets the American Psychological Association's definition of an evidence-based intervention since NFT is '...the integration of the best available research with clinical expertise in the context of patient characteristics, culture, and preference.'"

-The International Society for Neurofeedback and Research, January 10, 2009

Quantitative EEG is the measurement of electrical patterns at the surface of the scalp through the use of digital technology which primarily reflect cortical electrical activity or "brainwaves."  There are two separate certification boards: 

International Board of Quantitative Electrophysiology – the newer board that is associated with ECNS

The International QEEG Certification Board - This is the one that has been in place for many years


BCIA offers internationally-recognized neurofeedback certification programs for clinicians, researchers, and technicians.

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