I learned about neurofeedback in 1996 through the original Low Energy Neurotherapy System (LENS) developed by Len Ochs, PhD that delivered miniscule amounts of electromagnetic stimulation that was tied to the EEG's dominant frequency (DF). The DF was determined by sampling the EEG at 256 samples/sec and taking a running average of the measured frequencies between 1-30hz. The 'stimulation' that was delivered was offset above or below the DF.
I observed the DF behavior and noticed that there were consistent patterns in both its range and variability. I suggested using the DF with no offset so as to provide the patient with a mirror experience to evoke what is described as a mirroring transference in object relations theory. This experience of what is coming in from outside is the same as what is experienced inside would then offer the closest resonance to the intrauterine state. From there we can reconstruct a healthier pattern of relatedness that’s functionally grounded in optimizing neuro adaptiveness that can be operationally defined as the absolute DF range and variability with the range.
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