What is NeuroPlus? An overview

Are you curious about NeuroPlus, but would like to know more?

You’ve come to the right place.

NeuroPlus is a game-based attention training program clinically proven to help individuals, especially those with attention difficulties, exercise their brain in order to develop and improve their focus and self-control.

One of our neurofeedback training games, Conduit
One of our neurofeedback training games, Conduit

How does it work?

NeuroPlus incorporates neurofeedback, motion-based biofeedback, and cognitive attention training to help improve focus, calmness, and self-control.
These methods are embedded in a mobile training games (iOS and Android compatible) that are controlled by a brain-sensing EEG headband.

Neurofeedback
With NeuroPlus, the same neurofeedback strategies typically seen in clinical settings are now available for home use, and at a fraction of the price. NeuroPlus users wear a dry, wireless, easy-to-use EEG headband that measures their brain waves, and play a training game that challenges them to amplify patterns of brain activity associated with focus. The better they’re able to show the right kind of brain activity, the better they perform in the game. Depending on the game, users’ focus will control the speed of a flying dragon, the size of an energy shield, or the brightness of lights in a dark tunnel. What could be more fun than playing a video game with your brain?

Motion biofeedback

Accelerometers and sensors in the headband also monitor the user’s movements and muscle tension, so that the game can give them feedback on their level of calmness. While playing the training game, users must maintain complete control of their bodies and remain absolutely still and relaxed in order to avoid penalties. If they move too much or are too tense, their dragon might falter, or their hover-bike might crash into a wall! Practicing this kind of relaxation can help users maintain calmness and self-control in everyday scenarios.

Cognitive attention training
To further practice and develop self-control, NeuroPlus users are challenged with “go/no-go tasks” requiring them to quickly and accurately respond to stimuli and ignore distractions. Different colored dragons might attack them, for example, and they’ll be instructed to only respond to a given color, ignoring others. Or, they’ll have to scan a cave for treasure and only respond to certain signals. In this way, users practice the act of self-control while also developing working memory and reaction-time skills.

Axon, another NeuroPlus training game
Axon, another NeuroPlus training game

Does it work?
Yes. A registered, randomized, controlled, blinded clinical study showed NeuroPlus to dramatically improve attention while reducing hyperactivity, impulsivity, and learning problems in children. This was after only 10 weeks of training, 3 times per week. Those results will be published in full in the coming months.
In addition to this study, there is overwhelming evidence supporting neurofeedback as an effective tool for improving attention skills in individuals. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics classifies neurofeedback as a Level 1 – Best Support Treatment for ADHD, the same rating given to medications and cognitive behavioral therapy.Dozens of clinical studies have shown the protocols used in NeuroPlus to be effective for improving attention and reducing hyperactivity/impulsivity. Here are two recent from the scientific literature, with more research available on our website.

Duric et al. (2012): Neurofeedback for the treatment of children and adolescents with ADHD: a randomized and controlled clinical trial using parental reports. Neurofeedback improves attention and reduces hyperactivity as well as methylphenidate (Ritalin®). http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-244X/12/107

Steiner et al. (2014): Neurofeedback and Cognitive Attention Training for Children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Schools. Neurofeedback produces sustained improvements in attention after only 3 months of training. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2014/02/11/peds.2013-2059.abstract

How do I sign up?

Please visit http://www.neuro.plus to sign up and learn more. If you have additional questions, you can email us at info@neuro.plus, or give us a call at (866) 730-6619.

Happy training!