Effects of a Neurofeedback Program on Brain Function and Stress in High School Students

뉴로피드백 프로그램이 고등학생의 뇌기능과 스트레스에 미치는 영향

  • Weon, Hee-Wook (Department of Information Management Seoul University of Venture & Information) ;
  • Yi, Seon-Gyu (Department of Information Management Seoul University of Venture & Information) ;
  • Kang, Hyung-Gon (Department of Preventive Medicine Pochun CHA University)
  • 원희욱 (서울벤처정보대학원대학교 정보경영학) ;
  • 이선규 (서울벤처정보대학원대학교 정보경영학과) ;
  • 강형곤 (포천중문의과대학교 의학전문대학원 예방의학교)
  • Published : 2008.07.31

Abstract

Purpose: This study was done to determine the effects of a neurofeedback program on brain function and stress in occupational high school students. Method: A nonequivalent control group, non-synchronized with pre-posttest design was used with 62 students. Data collection was done from July to December, 2007. The neurofeedback training was given for 30 minutes at a time, three times a week for 12 weeks. Brain function was measured by brain waves in the frontal lobes of the students and analyzed by eight brain quotients characterizing patterns of EEG rhythms. The instrument used to measure stress was a scale for stress from regular daily life. Results: After neurofeedback training, the level of brain quotients in students in the experiment group increased(t=2.36, p<.05) and the level of stress decreased(t=-3.59, p<.001). Conclusion: The results of the study suggested that a neurofeedback program is effective for brain function improvement and stress reduction in high school students. Therefore, the conclusion of this study is that neurofeedback programs can be useful to increase brain function and decrease stress in occupational high school students.