Neurofeedback training is increasingly being used for nonmedical purposes as a means of improving how our brain thinks, feels, and acts. It enhances functions like concentration, mental acuity, emotional regulation motivation, and self-discipline.
For example, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) used neurofeedback in astronaut training as a way to improve astronauts’ focus and mental acuity.
Neurofeedback brain training is often part of the training program for Olympians and professional athletes in the NFL, NBA, and NHL. Having the right mindset is vital to sporting success.
Neurofeedback helps athletes learn how to consciously get their brains into a state of improved attention, focus, discipline and aim, sometimes referred to as being “in the zone.”
It is also reported that after neurofeedback training, surgeons’ focus and alertness were greatly improved during surgical operation and in making decisions when unexpected situations occur.
Actors and musicians trained with the technique had improved control over their movement and could perform more efficiently and precisely. The classical pianist Cassie Yukawa was reported to have significantly boosted her performance – and creativity – by undergoing EEG (electroencephalogram) neurofeedback treatment.