NeurOptimal® vs Traditional Neurofeedback

No expertise required
No diagnosis
No check of signal integrity needed because NO recognizes and automatically removes unwanted signal
Training, not treatment; no protocols
No monitoring needed. AutoNavigation takes care of everything
Does not tell the brain what to do
Offers feedback on 16 different “targets” at once
No states are trained
Traditional Neurofeedback
Expertise needed throughout process
Diagnosis required
Careful hookup needed to minimize impedance, often involving scrubbing site. May use impedance meter to confirm signal integrity
Use of treatment protocols
Careful monitoring of session while it is occurring; parameters may need to be changed
Use of augment frequencies and suppress frequencies, instructing the brain what to do
Work with limited frequency bands
Training is state based
Why should you care?
Expertise, if you can find it, can be expensive
You shouldn’t need something to be wrong with you to train your brain
You do not need to be an expert to get expert training
Your diagnoses may require contradictory protocols; your practitioner must get choice right
Effortless sessions
If practitioner makes wrong decision, effects can be very unpleasant
Limited frequency bands can produce side effects. Training with limited bands = limited training NO’s 16 targets naturally balance each other. Positive effects seen in many areas of life
Excess training in any state can lead to unwanted side effects