Neurofeedback Vs Biofeedback

Neurofeedback devices were developed out of the discoveries from biofeedback. Our Heartmath is an example of biofeedback training.  Heartmath monitors heart rate and breathing, and teaches us how to breath and how to calm our bodies and lower our heart rate. With biofeedback, we can control the input and output of the device.

With the development of Neurofeedback, neuroscientists discovered that measuring and tracking the brain’s electrical activity, or brainwaves, was meaningful to help identify unhealthy brain activity.  Only recently has the speed of computing technology reached a level that neurofeedback devices can run at the speed of the brain, actively tracking brain waves and giving the information back to the brain in real time.  The brain then recognizes its own feedback and begins the natural process of self-correction.  Neurofeedback is not dependent on active participation other than listening and or watching a screen.