Many times people want some homework to help improve their gains through Neurofeedback. We offer two on-line neuro-cognitive exercise programs for people to do at home to push their brain into a desirable energy pattern and improve neural pathway use.
Working Memory involves the ability to focus on a task, keep information in mind and to do mental processing of that information. It is a fundamental brain function that underlies most of our conscious mental work. Working Memory is required in order to understand the content while reading and it is the brain’s work space when solving a math problem. It’s used when following instructions, reading a map or simply carrying on a conversation. It is limited in its capacity and sensitive to distractions. Impairments in Working Memory are often seen in individuals with ADHD, acquired brain injury and many other common conditions resulting in difficulties with concentration and learning. This in turn may lead to behavior issues, feelings of low self-confidence and social problems.
Until earlier this century, it was presumed that Working Memory capacity was a trait that was static and couldn’t be improved after early development. Based on neuroscientific findings demonstrating that it could in fact be trained to enable more and better information processing, Cogmed Working Memory Training has been helping people achieve their goals for almost two decades.
When we do something over and over again (like practicing a piano piece, hitting a baseball or tying our shoes), our brains get to the point where the process is automatic. That means that the neural connections in our brains have become strengthened and activate as a network to enable us to do something without thinking about it. That is what BrainWare Safari does with 41 skills in the areas of attention, memory, visual and auditory processing, thinking and sensory integration.
It takes work, and it can be motivating and very rewarding!
BrainWare Safari is built like a video game, but with a very specific purpose – to exercise 41 cognitive skills essential for learning and performing in everyday life. There are 20 different exercises in the program each of which develops multiple skills in a cross-training approach. When you pass a level in one exercise (game), you move to a more challenging level. If you get stuck, just move to a different exercise (game) and you’ll develop those same skills in different ways. Over time, as you push the boundaries of your abilities, your skills become stronger and you can use them (automatically!) in whatever you do in life.