neurofeedback

noun
neu·​ro·​feed·​back | \ ˌn(y)u̇r-(ˌ)ȯ-ˈfēd-ˌbak How to pronounce neurofeedback (audio) \

Medical Definition of neurofeedback

: the technique of making brain activity perceptible to the senses (as by recording brain waves with an electroencephalograph and presenting them visually or audibly) in order to consciously alter such activity This is neurofeedback, a kind of biofeedback for the brain, which practitioners say can address a host of neurological ills … by allowing patients to alter their own brain waves through practice and repetition.— Katherine Ellison, The New York Times, 5 Oct. 2010

called also neurobiofeedback, neurotherapy

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“Neurofeedback.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/neurofeedback. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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