Neuroplastic changes found following brainwave training

A user just sent me a link to an exciting new study outlined in Science Daily about brainwave training resulting in changes in brain plasticity (or the ability of the brain to adapt to change):

Significant changes in brain plasticity have been observed following alpha brainwave training.

A pioneering collaboration between two laboratories from the University of London has provided the first evidence of neuroplastic changes occurring directly after natural brainwave training. Researchers from Goldsmiths and the Institute of Neurology have demonstrated that half an hour of voluntary control of brain rhythms is sufficient to induce a lasting shift in cortical excitability and intracortical function.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100310114936.htm

One Comment to “Neuroplastic changes found following brainwave training”

  1. Puzzled 16 March 2010 at 9:50 am #

    Quoting from the story: “…observed that the cortical response following activating neurofeedback (which involved suppressing alpha brainwaves) was significantly enhanced…”

    Question: Could one duplicate the results of this study by using audio technology only? How would one, for example, use MindWork Station to suppress alpha brainwaves?


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