Validation of novel neurofeedback training engine for improving brain health in aging and neurodevelopmental disorders

Memory impairment is the most common cognitive complaint among older adults. On the other side of the developmental spectrum, young adults that have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) have difficulty adapting flexibly to changing social circumstances. These memory and social deficits disrupt every day living. At present, promising interventions based on research using expensive and specialized equipment are reserved for clinical settings. For example, there is extensive evidence that neurofeedback, an established technique for self-regulating brain waves, can have long-lasting effects on brain function. Technological advancement has now made it possible to administer neurofeedback using portable technology that can be purchased at a reasonable cost (approximately $300) and used in the home. xSensa Labs, the partner organization, has developed a digital solution that translates research protocols for neurofeedback into portable technology for improving mental health. TO BE CONT'D

Zainab Fatima
Faculty Supervisor: 
William Stevens
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