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neurofeedback

noun neu·ro·feed·back \ ˌn(y)u̇r-(ˌ)ȯ-ˈfēd-ˌbak \

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 EllisonThe New York Times5 Oct. 2010
called also neurobiofeedback, neurotherapy

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