What is Z-Score Training?
Z-score Training software was originally developed in conjunction with BrainMaster and Applied Neuroscience. It allows clinicians to train clients by comparing their live EEG data with an FDA approved database of over 600 adults and children. Consequently, trainee's receive biofeedback reinforcement when their EEG falls within a set limit such as plus/minus 1.0 Z-scores (standard deviations). 4-Channel Z-score training measures and trains live client data at four individual scalp sites as well as the connections between those sites. It calculates metrics such as power, asymmetry, ratio, phase and coherence amid 8 discreet bandwidths.
Z-score training is actually easier for the new practitioner to learn--even though its function is highly complex. For example, one can with paper and pencil determine the square root of a number or you can input that number into a calculator. Z-score training can calculate over 200 computations at once. It frees clinicians to concentrate on site selection rather than protocol development.
Z-score training is easier to learn than the traditional neurofeedback protocol selection method. Practitioners who learn Z-score training eventually add some of the more effective traditional protocols to their practice. Initially, most find that it is easier to rely on the numbers and the simple one key Z-score setting. If you would like to sample dynamic z-score training click HERE.