Effects of neurofeedback on visual memory



Introduction: The present research investigates the effects of neurofeedback on visual memory.Method: This study is an experimental study. For this reason, 30 students in 2 groups of experimental and placebo were investigated. Subjects were assessed with the Wechsler Visual Memory Scale in two stages (pre-test and post-test). Data were analyzed through ANCOVA.Results: The results revealed that after 20 sessions of neurofeedback training, the experimental group exhibited improvement in visual memory. The two groups had significant differences in visual memory.Conclusion: Neurofeedback (NF) refers to an operant conditioning paradigm where participants can learn voluntary control of distinct parameters of their electrical brain activity as measured by the electroencephalogram (EEG). Recent research focused on healthy individuals providing evidence that subjects are able to gain some control over different EEG components and thereby increase performance levels of memory, for example.