Neurofeedback 101:
The Science Behind Neurofeedback

Changing your brain changes your life. 

Studies in neuroplasticity have debunked the notion that our brains are hardwired and unchanging. The brain can change. It can be retrained. 

Neuroscientists realized long ago: neurons that fire together, wire together. This means the more you do something, the stronger the neuro-pathways become that reinforce that activity, emotion or behavior. The more we throw a basketball or speak Spanish, the more those behaviors become automatic, requiring less thought and energy. The same reinforcing effect occurs with emotional, cognitive and biochemical habits–as they are all controlled by brain waves. Retrain the brain waves and you change the habit. 

Below are a collection of websites, articles, videos and books that share some of the science behind neurofeedback.

International Society for Neurofeedback & Research

This site has a wealth of information, resources, reading lists and more.

Video Library

What is Neurofeedback?

Watch this informative video from the Center for Brain.

Maggie's Story

A powerful story of the effects of biofeedback and neurofeedback on one young patient.

What is Biofeedback and Neurofeedback?

Learn why biofeedback and neurofeedback therapy work. This video is provided by Mind Media and features the NeXus.

Evidence-Based Journals on Neurofeedback

Recommended Reading List

Other Resources

How Neurofeedback Can Help You

A free e-book from Dr. Ed Carlton from the Carlton Neurofeedback Center.

Quantitative EEG


The EEG Institute

Lots of information and informative videos.

Learn more about neurofeedback or request your complimentary consultation with the GreyMatters team!