The effect of alpha neurofeedback training on cognitive performance in healthy adults

Nawaz, R., Nisar, H., Yap, V. V. and Tsai, C.-Y. (2022) The effect of alpha neurofeedback training on cognitive performance in healthy adults. Mathematics, 10(7), e1095. (doi: 10.3390/math10071095)

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This study investigates the effect of long-term alpha neurofeedback training (NFT) in healthy adults using music stimuli. The optimal protocol for future research is presented in this study. The data from 40 healthy participants, divided into two groups (NFT group and Control group), were analyzed in the current study. We found a significantly enhanced alpha rhythm after training in the NFT group which was not observed in the control group. The immediate subsequent effects were greater in more than 80% of the sessions from the initial recordings. Stroop task and behavioral questionnaires, mini-mental state exam (MMSE), and perceived stress scale (PSS) did not reveal any training-specific changes. Within-training session effects were significant from the baseline and were more pronounced at the beginning of the session as compared to the end of the session. It is also observed that a shorter session length with multiple sessions may be more effective than a long and continuous run of a single session.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Alpha neurofeedback, EEG, music stimuli, healthy participants.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Nawaz, Dr Rab
Authors: Nawaz, R., Nisar, H., Yap, V. V., and Tsai, C.-Y.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Biomedical Engineering
Journal Name:Mathematics
ISSN (Online):2227-7390
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 The Authors
First Published:First published in Mathematics 10(7):e1095
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons licence

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