Working Memory and Neurofeedback.

Author: YuLeung To E1, Abbott K2, Foster DS3, Helmer D4
Affiliation: <sup>1</sup>a Private Practice , Park Ridge , Illinois. <sup>2</sup>b Private Practice , Evergreen Park , Illinois. <sup>3</sup>c Private Practice , Memphis , Tennessee. <sup>4</sup>d Private Practice , Saskatoon , Saskatchewan.
Conference/Journal: Appl Neuropsychol Child.
Date published: 2016 Jul-Sep
Other: Volume ID: 5 , Issue ID: 3 , Pages: 214-22 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1080/21622965.2016.1167500. , Word Count: 137

Impairments in working memory are typically associated with impairments in other cognitive faculties such as attentional processes and short-term memory. This paper briefly introduces neurofeedback as a treatment modality in general, and, more specifically, we review several of the current modalities successfully used in neurofeedback (NF) for the treatment of working memory deficits. Two case studies are presented to illustrate how neurofeedback is applied in treatment. The development of Low Resolution Electromagnetic Tomography (LORETA) and its application in neurofeedback now makes it possible to specifically target deep cortical/subcortical brain structures. Developments in neuroscience concerning neural networks, combined with highly specific yet practical NF technologies, makes neurofeedback of particular interest to neuropsychological practice, including the emergence of specific methodologies for treating very difficult working memory (WM) problems.

KEYWORDS: neurofeedback; neuropsychology; working memory

PMID: 27191218 [PubMed - in process]