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Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback. 2013 Dec;38(4):285-91. doi: 10.1007/s10484-013-9233-6.

Peripheral visual performance enhancement by neurofeedback training.

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  • 1Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, Macau, China, nanwenya@gmail.com.

Abstract

Peripheral visual performance is an important ability for everyone, and a positive inter-individual correlation is found between the peripheral visual performance and the alpha amplitude during the performance test. This study investigated the effect of alpha neurofeedback training on the peripheral visual performance. A neurofeedback group of 13 subjects finished 20 sessions of alpha enhancement feedback within 20 days. The peripheral visual performance was assessed by a new dynamic peripheral visual test on the first and last training day. The results revealed that the neurofeedback group showed significant enhancement of the peripheral visual performance as well as the relative alpha amplitude during the peripheral visual test. It was not the case in the non-neurofeedback control group, which performed the tests within the same time frame as the neurofeedback group but without any training sessions. These findings suggest that alpha neurofeedback training was effective in improving peripheral visual performance. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to show evidence for performance improvement in peripheral vision via alpha neurofeedback training.

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24101183
DOI:
10.1007/s10484-013-9233-6
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