The Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia represents a range of health professionals from Medicine, NeuroPsychiatry, Psychology, Nursing, Chiropractic, Naturopathy, Physiotherapy and Behavioural Optometry who are committed to the promotion of self-regulated health primarily through biofeedback.
What is Applied Neuroscience?
Applied Neuroscience is the application of neuroscience research findings to clinical practice. The field of Applied Neuroscience bridges a range of disciplines to bring together the most useful and promising research and treatment modalities to promote optimum mental health through self-regulation.
Quantitative Electroencephalography (QEEG) provides a well researched technology that enables Applied Neuroscience practitioners to identify how the brain electrical activity of a patient may differ from those in a database of 'normal' subjects. Such differences are often associated with mental health issues such as ADHD, Learning Disorders, Autism, Aspergers Syndrome, Epilepsy, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Dementia etc.
Neurotherapy uses a computer to measure brainwave activity through sensors placed on the surface of the scalp. The brainwave activity can then be displayed on a computer as a visual and audio representation in the form of a brain controlled game. Through this system, individuals are taught to exercise their brain, leading to increased concentration, better impulse control and the ability to differentiate and control mental states associated with mood problems. Neurotherapy empowers the brain to develop increased control and mental strength, much like the effects of weight lifting to develop muscle strength or jogging to improve cardiovascular fitness. more...