Process can help improve attention

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) There’s a new study that shows neurofeedback, or EEG biofeedback, can help improve attention processes. This is significant for people who live with ADHD, anxiety, sleep issues, brain injuries, and attentiveness aspects of autism. Our expert Tim Royer from Neurocore explains this new treatment.

EEG biofeedback is a cognitive training process in which people learn to recondition their brain activity. The training actually induces measurable changes in the brain’s white matter and gray matter.

The white matter of the brain is one of two components of the central nervous system and is composed of nerve fibers and myelin. The nerve fibers form the connections between the nerve cells. Myelin is a fatty sheath wrapped around nerve fibers. The myelin sheath has two functions: insulation and acceleration of nerve signals. White matter actively affects how the brain learns and functions.

Gray matter is the other component of the central nervous system, which is composed of neurons. Gray matter is primarily associated with processing and cognition.

You can learn more about EEG biofeedback and brain health at Neurocore’s upcoming Brain Health Education Event. “Find Your Focus” is on Tuesday, March 18, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids. You can register online or by calling 888-968-7139 and mention eightWest. eightWest viewers can get a special discount, with a $250 assessment for only $150 if you call today.

Neurocore has locations in Grandville, Grand Rapids, Holland, Grand Haven, Okemos, Kalamazoo, Sterling Heights, and Livonia.

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