A Case of Alpha Wave Asymmetric Neurofeedback Training of Adolescents having Left and Right Alpha Wave Asymmetry Caused by Traumatic Brain Injury Sequela

외상성 뇌손상 후유증으로 인한 좌 우 Alpha파 비대칭성이 유발된 청소년의 Alpha파 비대칭 뉴로피드백 훈련 1례

  • 정문주 (한양대학교 교육학과) ;
  • 원희욱 (서울불교대학원대학교 뇌인지과학과) ;
  • 채은영 (더드림 상담연구소)
  • Received : 2017.07.18
  • Accepted : 2017.08.17
  • Published : 2017.08.31


The purpose of this study is to determine an effective training method to improve sequela, since traumatic brain injury sequela is a major factor in determining the quality of life. Neurofeedback training was conducted for an adolescent who had experienced traumatic brain injury during his childhood and who had difficulty in cognitive learning and emotional aspects. The assessment of an adolescent was conducted using K-WAIS-IV intelligence test and QEEG brain wave analysis. In the neurofeedback training, T3 alpha wave compensation and T4 alpha wave inhibition training were performed 36 times for 30 minutes three times a week. In addition to the neurofeedback training, respiratory meditation was also made available to the adolescent. As a result, the adolescent showed a stable condition as indicated by taking a good sleep, reducing test anxiety, and satisfaction with final exam results. This study revealed the possibility for hidden physical and psychological problems arising due to childhood brain trauma. It has also recently been discovered that a more diverse set of tools can be found. In addition, these childhood traumatic brain injuries can be improved through brain training and meditation. The study finding is meaningful for its suggestion of a fusion method for developing mind and body therapy in terms of brain science.


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