Electrical Energy from the Brain with Harry Campbell

Black Therapists Rock has been working to bring awareness and education about biofeedback and neurofeedback to the BTR community. Thanks to Harry Campbell and Biofeedback Resources International, free videos are now available to the public.

We want to share the video Electrical Energy from the Brain with you.

The brain is an amazing piece of equipment. When you look at a brain and then think about what it is capable of, it just doesn’t seem to match. Memory, processing, vision, thinking, planning, calculating and so much more. How does it do it? 

Part of what happens is the communication between neurons. When this happens, there is measurable energy that is given off. We are able to detect some of this energy using EEG electrodes that are placed on the scalp. As with other types of energy, the signals are made up of various frequencies.  Some of these frequencies are slow, like Delta and Theta, more related to deep relaxation and sleep, others are faster Beta and High Beta related to active thinking. The balance of these frequencies is different in different parts of the brain and usually adjusts automatically to meet the current task. Symptoms and disorders can result when they are out of balance. 

Dr. Daniel Amen, psychiatrist and founder of Amen Clinics, wondered why when dealing with problems of the mind, the brain was rarely assessed. EEG (Electroencephalography) biofeedback or neurofeedback allows us to measure brainwave activity and train the brain when there is dysregulation. Neurofeedback is often used with symptoms like anxiety, insomnia, depression, ADHD, post-traumatic stress syndrome, and traumatic brain injury.

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