Health & Wellness

Dear Beloved Neurofeedback Machine: You Complete Me

Dear NeurOptimal: How do I love thee? Let me count the neurons. But counting to a 100 billion wouldn't be very "optimal", now would it? So let's cut to the chase. It's true; I am not a cardiovascular organ. I merely automate one in my spare time. But if I "had" a heart, it would belong to you, NeurOptimal Neurofeedback. (more…)

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Brain Training: The Painless Resolution Solution for 2013

I'll just come out and say it: I suck at basketball. I mean, when I shoot, bricklayers run for cover. I'm lucky if the ball gets within the same zip code as that orange rim-thing it's designed to go through.  My eight year old is Kobe Bryant by comparison. Basketball baffles me. On any given day, I'll be “doing well” if I hit 10% of my shots. 10% probability of success is not a good [...]

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Feedback: Tuning Into Neurofeedback

Some people like to sing in the shower. I like to sing in the my car. And in L.A., you spend three-quarters of your life in your 4 wheeled tree killer. So the way I see it, you might as well settle in and enjoy the toxic fumes and aroma of burnt rubber over some cool tunes. I prefer to sing solo (but not acappella). I blanche at the thought of bursting into a chorus of [...]

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Rapping It Up: NeurOptimal®‘s Palm Springs Conference

When you think of the desert, compassion isn't the first descriptive noun that springs to mind. Instead, you begin to think in superlative adjectival phrases - things like: harsh conditions, glaring sun, chilling winds, and lost wages (if you're in Vegas). Yet, no such phrases need apply when describing the NeurOptimal inaugural Research Conference in the heart of the Mojave. History will record how, in late February of 2012, compassion came into fashion in [...]

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What Madonna Can Teach Us about Dynamical Neurofeedback®

We here at NeurOptimal® like music. A lot. Music is an integral part of our neurofeedback system. Some of our employees have serious music creds. So when we set out to explain a simple way to describe what distinguishes our neurofeedback system from the competition, our collective, optimized minds naturally gravitated towards music. Even Plato turned to music when seeking a metaphor for the mind. "Philosophy", he said, "is the highest form of music". [...]

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The Persistence Of Brain Myths

In the recent movie blockbuster Limitless, the hero (played by Bradley Cooper), stumbles across a seedy character who introduces him to a super neuro-drug with a dubious provenance called NZT. Never mind that the tiny clear pills resemble flattened bubble bath beads from Victoria’s Secret – these little elixirs supposedly hold the secret to unleashing the human brain’s “limitless” (get it?) potential. Without such psychotropic intervention, claims the dope(amine) pusher, normal humans will be [...]

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