Monday, December 31, 2012

Visual Sensitivity Improved By Control Of Brain Activity; May Have Implications For Stroke Patients

Visual Sensitivity Improved By Control Of Brain Activity; May Have Implications For Stroke Patients

....Training human volunteers to control their own brain activity in precise areas of the brain can enhance fundamental aspects of their visual sensitivity.... This non-invasive 'neurofeedback' approach could one day be used to improve brain function in patients with abnormal patterns of activity, for example stroke patients. ....Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL used non-invasive, real-time brain imaging that enabled participants to watch their own brain activity on a screen, a technique known as neurofeedback. During the training phase, they were asked to try and increase activity in the area of the brain that processes visual information, the visual cortex, by imagining images and observing how their brains responded. ....

Comments: Functional optometrists already do this....it's called Optometric Vision Therapy! Go to http://www.COVD.org to find a doc who can help! DM

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