Neurofeedback treatment of epilepsy: from basic rationale to practical application

@article{Egner2006NeurofeedbackTO,
  title={Neurofeedback treatment of epilepsy: from basic rationale to practical application},
  author={Tobias Egner and Maurice B. Sterman},
  journal={Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics},
  year={2006},
  volume={6},
  pages={247 - 257}
}
  • T. Egner, M. Sterman
  • Published 1 February 2006
  • Psychology, Biology, Medicine
  • Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
The treatment of epilepsy through operant conditioning of the sensorimotor rhythm electroencephalogram has a 35-year history. Neurophysiological studies have shown that this phasic oscillation reflects an inhibitory state of the sensorimotor system. Operant learning of sensory motor rhythm production results in an upregulation of excitation thresholds within the thalamocortical sensory and motor circuitry, which in turn is associated with reduced susceptibility to seizures. The clinical… 

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