There are a few key factors that distinguish NeurOptimal® from other neurofeedback systems:
NeurOptimal® is the only system currently on the market that provides totally individualized training specific to your brain. It does this in real time, constantly adjusting to the changes your brain is making during the training. The brain is a non linear dynamical system and so is NeurOptimal®. It is like holding up a mirror to the brain so that the brain can constantly self adjust. Other systems use brain mapping and compare the brain to a normative database and the trainer then “pushes” your brain in a specific direction. NeurOptimal® allows your brain to make all of the changes.
Because NeurOptimal® does not in put anything into your brain, or push it in any particular way, and instead relies on the brain regulating itself, it is an extremely safe way of optimising the brain. The brain knows best and often less is more!
Most systems of neurofeedback require considerably conscious effort from the part of the user, often having to interact with a computer game and try and learn to generate a specific brain state. No such effort is required with NeurOptimal®. All the learning happens unconsciously – the user just sits back and enjoys 33 minutes of relaxation.
Credit and thanks to: Lake Erie Brain Performance Institute