WHAT TYPES OF EXERCISES ARE USED?
Neurofeedback principles are used to exercise attention and relaxation (“state” factors) via awareness and development of control with practice. The MindWave EEG device provides information about the current level of attention (ranging from high to low) with games designed to encourage and reward control. Importantly, the games also promote awareness and control of relaxation (ranging from calm to tense) and the combination of the two – called “Zen” – being focused and calm is the ideal state for learning.
Cognitive training and learning principles are used to exercise impulse-control and working memory, with encouragement and reward for good performance during high levels of attention. This combination is crucial, as processes such as impulse-control and working memory are dependent on the child’s state. A mid-range attention level is the ideal state for performance of many cognitive tasks. Remember all of this is hidden in games that are engaging and fun!