The human brain consists of an incredibly complex network of synapses, neurons, glial cells, and dendrites. From a combination of electrical and chemical activity, we can show our emotions, react to certain events, convey our thoughts, interpret what we see, and understand what we have heard. Despite advancements in understanding the brain due to more advanced critical technological techniques, there is more that must be discovered behind the mysteries of the brain. Follow Neurocore on Twitter.
Neurocore has advanced the field of neuroscience with its undertaking in testing EEG technology. EEG, or electroencephalogram, is used to detect electrical activity in the brain using small, non-invasive metal discs on the scalp. Since the brain uses electrical gradients for stimulation, the EEG senses these electrical signals and will display them as wavy lines allowing for brain diagnosis. EEG was originally used to diagnose epilepsy, but now it is used for various diagnostic tests and brain treatments. One utilization of EEG nowadays is for sleep disorders. In the 2017 – 2018 NBA season, Neurocore teamed up with the Portland Trailblazers to improve the players’ health, focus, and recovery using their Neurocore Pro device. This device uses low-frequency waves for 30-minute sessions to accelerate recovery by improving their deep, restorative sleep. Neurocore says that the “30-minute sessions teach the brain how to stop roaming out of focus, helping users to breathe more deeply and slowly in an effort to maximize heart function and blood/oxygen flow”. The device uses a technique called “neurofeedback brain performance training”. This technique has been used to also tackle anxiety, ADHD and depression in adults and children.
Many Neurotherapy studies around neurofeedback have been conducted around treating ADHD. It has been found through EEG that ADHD can be characterized as an overabundance of theta waves and a decrease in beta waves. Neurocore has utilized knowledge gained from research in Neurotherapy, and out of thousands of children they’ve treated, 85% experienced a noticeable reduction of ADHD symptoms and 53% no longer met symptomatic thresholds of ADHD. This company has shown great success in their research and in time more mysteries of the brain may be discovered. Learn more about Neurocore at Crunchbase.