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Neurofeedback and Nideffer’s Model of Attention

Focus             It’s important to understand what a neurofeedback clinician means when talking about focus. Williams (2014) talked about focus as a person’s ability to direct attention to appropriate cues while simultaneously blocking out distracting cues. Focus, concentration, and attention are often used interchangeably, but they all highlight an important skill that many people struggle […]

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Process, Outcome, and Performance Goals in Neurofeedback

Process Goals             A process goal involves a client focusing on mastering one aspect of a performance. These goals are useful because they are within the person’s control and allow for the person to work towards mastering a performance by building on previously mastered skills. For example, golfers trying to perfect their swing may focus […]

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Neurofeedback and SMART Goals

When asked to create a goal for neurofeedback treatment, people will often reply with “I want to feel better.” While this goal makes sense, it is extremely difficult to work with for many reasons. The goal is difficult to measure as many people don’t know what “feeling better” means. Are they trying to get rid […]

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Neurofeedback and Performance Psychology

Preface             The following blog is meant to provide an outline of a neurofeedback treatment approach that incorporates aspects of performance psychology. Future blogs will provide more in-depth discussions on Peak Performance, Theories, and Interventions. Stay tuned!             Often, colleagues and clients will present with confused looks when talking about the usefulness of sport and […]

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Neurofeedback and Perception

Top-Down vs. Bottom-up Processing             An ongoing debate involves top-down versus bottom-up perceptual processing. Researchers have wondered whether information from the one’s environment are perceived first in the lower part of the brain, consisting of more unconscious processes like detecting danger, compared to the top of the brain, consisting of more conscious processes like rational […]

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