Shaping the brain with neurofeedback

Frank Scharnowski of the Psychiatric University Hospital talked about the neurofeedback as a non-invasive tool to treat neurological disorders at this year’s IBSA Foundation Forum.

Prof. Scharnowski gave his talk at the Forum “New technologies to treat neurodisorders: neuroprosthetics”, on September 9, 2016 in Geneva. He presented ways to improve human brain function and dysfunction with neurofeedback, a method to train brain waves using real-time display of brain activity, using real time fMRI. One example presented by Scharnowski was a clinical application of the technique in hemispatial neglect after stroke, where patients improved significantly after training. Connectivity-based neurofeedback to manipulate entire neural networks and the use of neurofeedback to control neurotransmitter centers for application in drug addiction were other examples presented by Scharnowski. Watch Frank Scharnowski’s talk here

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