From it’s inception, Neurofeedback has been seeking an optimal platform for training. To date, Clinicians have seen great results by training with visual feedback using a computer monitor or television. However, with the recent development of high-quality virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays, Neurofeedback now has the opportunity to be more effective than ever before.
This method of brain-regulation fundamentally relies on our brain’s ability to recognize patterns. Therefore, by increasing our field of view of incoming visual stimulus, we could significantly improve the effectiveness of each training session. Using a computer monitor or television typically offers 30-40 degrees field of view. By implementing high-quality VR, we increase our active field of view to absorb feedback to over 100 degrees.
More importantly, this type of training gives us a sense of “presence”, a phenomenon in which we truly feel we are physically somewhere else. Integrating these technologies gives an individual the ability to manipulate a 360 degree environment exclusively with his or her own brain activity, meanwhile gaining the benefits of improved brain regulation.
This new element has the potential to profoundly improve the effectiveness of training. In the majority of cases, clients feel their daily stresses begin to dissolve away as soon as they start training. In doing so, they are able to dedicate their full and undivided attention to every session, which ultimately improves results.