Entries by INDYNeurofeedback

Our brains are nothing short of amazing. We know! We get to work with them every day here at INDY Neurofeedback. From our work with the youngest of preschoolers to the most senior of seniors, we marvel at the brain’s ability to collect, associate, connect, learn, infer, and create memories with seconds-long impressions happening every […]

Is Music Good for Brain Health?

In a word, yes. Listening to music, playing music, dancing to music… all turn the brain on, providing a full brain workout. According to a new report from the AARP-founded Global Council on Brain Health, music stimulates multiple areas of the brain including those responsible for memory, movement and mood. “Nothing activates the brain like […]

Chronic Pain Affects COVID-19 Symptoms

Those experiencing chronic pain, may not only be more susceptible to the COVID-19 virus, but if infected, may face additional consequences and higher morbidity risks than others. That’s because there is a complicated relationship between the brain, the immune system, and chronic pain, explains Leanne O’Neil, owner of INDY Neurofeedback. This relationship is heightened, we […]

Can Taking Supplements Help with Memory and Focus?

Pop up ads for memory-enhancements bombard us today. The claims these products make are pretty tough to ignore. Everything from “Dramatically sharpens focus” to “Improves memory and concentration.” So, how well do they really work, and are they worth the cost? The answer is: It’s pretty unclear since the FDA does not require supplement manufacturers […]

Can COVID-19 Impact the Brain?

New information is emerging in COVID-19 hospital research showing that patient brains are negatively impacted in about 20% of all cases. A growing portion of those affected by COVID experience temporary episodes of cognitive decline or decompensation. This appears to be especially true of those with severe disease symptoms, especially the elderly, who required intensive […]

Are You an Introvert?

There’s been some recent buzz on the Internet about introverts. According to self-reporting, introverts seem to cope with quarantine conditions better than their more extroverted friends. If you’ve shared in similar discussions, you might wonder if you tend toward introversion or extroversion. Because, well — is anyone exclusively just one type of personality? Leanne O’Neil, […]

Breathing, Your Brain, and the Coronavirus

Over the past 20 years, we’ve begun to understand how intensely breathing patters affect brain health and contribute to illness. Researchers working together with biofeedback techniques have developed coaching strategies to optimize breathing patterns, improve health and wellbeing, and mental performance. A prime example of how learning to self-optimize breathing patterns to help control health […]

Migraines Explored

Contrary to popular belief, migraines are more complicated that just a bad headache. Not only are they exceedingly common, affecting nearly 40 million people in the United States, they can last up to 72 hours. Migraines are likely caused by a combination of environmental factors and genetic vulnerability, since two thirds of those suffering from […]