Entries by INDYNeurofeedback

How Your Brain Reacts to Fright

Why do some of us like getting a good scare now and then? When something startles you, your body’s response is pretty interesting. And like so many things, it all starts with our amazing brains. Here’s why we jump and how getting scared works: When we experience something scary, your brain sends out an immediate […]

How is Neurofeedback Different From Biofeedback?

At INDY Neurofeedback, a frequently asked question is, “What is neurofeedback?” And secondly, “Is this the same as biofeedback?” “As the owner of INDY Neurofeedback, my answer is that biofeedback is the general category — a method of gaining information by monitoring skin temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, brainwaves and other body conditions. Biofeedback has […]

What are Brainwaves and Why Do they Matter?

Good question that gets to the science of INDY Neurofeedback and what it can tell us about how our brains operate. Humans have five different types of electrical patterns or “brainwaves.” The five brainwaves are generally listed in order of highest frequency to lowest and include: Gamma, Beta, Alpha, Theta, and Delta waves. They can […]

How Regular Exercise Benefits Your Brain

It’s fairly well known that research studies are finding that regular exercise absolutely benefits the brain, especially as we age. What we are still trying to determine is precisely how exercise helps counter the cognitive decline that comes with aging. To find out, researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health […]

How We Process Learning Intentionally And Unintentionally Is Very Different

Would you have trouble memorizing and repeating back ten un-related words? How easily do you absorb driving directions before using them? Learning something intentionally is called explicit learning, such as the list of instructions and words mentioned above. However implicit learning – learning that is naturally absorbed and not intentional — is something brain researchers […]

Walking Backward And Brain Function

According to a fascinating recent Harvard University Psychology department study, people who walked backward, imagined they were walking backward, or watched a video simulating backward motion, had better short-term recall than those who walked forward or sat still. Finding out why is another matter entirely. According to Harvard Psychology Professor Dr. Daniel Schacter, “It’s possible […]

How We Breathe Influences Brain Functions And Behavior

Did you know that the rhythm of your breathing influences brain activity such as memory recall and emotional judgment? In an interesting new study by Northwestern University School of Medicine, scientists have discovered that the rhythm of breathing creates electrical activity in the human brain that actually enhances emotional judgments and memory recall. Specifically, these […]