Please Explain: Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback is a method of training the brain by monitoring brain activity with sensors. Individuals can see their brain activity on a screen in real time and learn to regulate it themselves, in order to "train" their brain to perform specific tasks more efficiently. We’ll hear about how it works with Dr. Sarah H. Lisanby, Director of the Division of Brain Stimulation & Therapeutic Modulation, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York State Psychiatric institute, and Dr. M. Barry Sterman, Professor Emeritus with the Department of Neurobiology and Biobehavioral Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA.