Road traffic injuries are the leading cause (60%) of brain injury. It is estimated that India would occupy third position for Traumatic brain injury (TBI) by 2020. The most vulnerable group of population is the young adults for TBI. The purpose of the present study was to examine neurofeedback training (NFT) to enhance verbal and visual learning and memory in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Single case pre- and post-intervention study was adopted. The neuropsychological profile of the patient was compared pre and post NFT. Patient with mild head-injury was given 20 sessions of NFT, 45 min / day, 5 days a week. The training incorporated video feedback to increase the frequency of alpha waves (8-12 Hz): and to decrease theta waves (4-7 Hz). The pre assessment showed impairment in verbal learning and memory. Results indicated improvement in both verbal and visual learning memory in patient post NFT. The present study puts forward that NFT should be taken into account to plan for rehabilitation of patients with TBI for enhancement of learning and memory.
Reddy, Rajakumari & Jamuna, Rajeswaran & Bhagavatula, Indira & Kandavel, Thennarasu. (2009). Neurofeedback training to enhance learning and memory in patient with traumatic brain injury: A single case study. Indian Journal of Neurotrauma. 6. 10.1016/S0973-0508(09)80037-3.