NeurOptimal® Dynamical Neurofeedback is believed to be the most advanced brain-training system available in the world today.
Why is NeurOptimal® comfortable in making such a bold claim? It’s because of the many ground-breaking features it possesses, which are unique to NeurOptimal®. Here is an overview of some of the most important features.
NeurOptimal® is an Information-Based Technology:
From the ground up NeurOptimal® has been designed to provide information about the non-linear dynamical activity of the brain as it shifts from moment to moment. Because it tracks the brain so precisely and so rapidly micro-second by micro-second, there is no need for evaluation or diagnosis ahead of time.
The Elegance of Working With Instabilities:
NeurOptimal® works with functional brain instabilities, not amplitudes (amounts) or other linear measures used in linear systems. As the brain starts to move into a functional instability, which we target in “time-frequency envelopes”, the sound you hear pauses very briefly. The brain immediately pulls itself back from these functional instabilities. Over time, the brain learns to maneuver around such instabilities instead of falling into them, resulting in fewer issues and improved functioning — which we call increased flexibility and resilience.
Permissive Non-Directive Healing Stance:
NeurOptimal® is respectful of your brain’s own process and does not push it by telling it what to achieve in a session. The brain does its own reorganizing, inherently a natural and gentle process.
Effortless Client Engagement:
Linear systems require conscious effort on the part of the person having a session. With NeurOptimal®, there is absolutely no effort required at all! You can listen to music, watch a movie, relax and close your eyes, or even, for some kids that find it hard to sit still and do nothing, play a game, read or do homework. It doesn’t matter.
In-line Adaptive De-noising:
One of the benefits of working with instabilities is that muscle movement and other sources of unwanted signals are far less of an issue for NeurOptimal® than they are on linear systems. NeurOptimal® continuously eliminates this signal noise, making effective training MUCH easier and more reliable. This unique, in-line Adaptive De-noising algorithm makes worrying about signal quality a thing of the past.
Real-time Joint Time-Frequency Analysis and Superior Precision:
NeurOptimal® works with real-time Joint Time-Frequency Analysis or JTFA in a special non-linear way that accurately and precisely captures the “event-structure” of the electrical activity of our brain. This is a state-of-the-art approach to analysis that is unique to Zengar®, with no other brain training system offering this capability– even if they claim to be “non-linear”. Further contributing to NeurOptimal®‘s superior precision is an extremely high rate of sampling coupled with extraordinary precision of filtering, targeting and triggering of feedback.
While this may be challenging to understand, be assured every detail has been carefully thought of, designed, optimized, and then tested over hundreds of thousands of hours.