Human Physiology

, Volume 41, Issue 3, pp 269–279 | Cite as

Changes in EEG spectral characteristics in the course of neurofeedback training

  • V. N. KiroyEmail author
  • D. M. Lazurenko
  • I. E. Shepelev
  • N. R. Minyaeva
  • E. V. Aslanyan
  • O. M. Bakhtin
  • D. G. Shaposhnikov
  • B. M. Vladimirskiy


Spectral power (SP) ratios of the EEG α and β frequencies were used as neurofeedback (NFB) for ten apparently healthy subjects (university students) to control a computer cursor in a graphic interface in three scenarios. The results showed that the scenario that used the SP ratio of the α and β2 frequencies provided for the highest accuracy and best speed of task performance. The ratios including the β1 frequency were found to be less efficient because an increase or a decrease in its SP could occur together with an increase or a decrease of the SPs of the α and β2 frequencies. However, the subjects acquired the skill of controlling the cursor with an efficiency of 81%, which gradually grew during learning, after a relatively short period of time (5 training sessions within 2 weeks).


electroencephalography neurofeedback power spectra multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. N. Kiroy
    • 1
    Email author
  • D. M. Lazurenko
    • 1
  • I. E. Shepelev
    • 1
  • N. R. Minyaeva
    • 1
  • E. V. Aslanyan
    • 1
  • O. M. Bakhtin
    • 1
  • D. G. Shaposhnikov
    • 1
  • B. M. Vladimirskiy
    • 1
  1. 1.Kogan Research Institute for Neurocybernetics (Krinc)Southern Federal UniversityRostov-on-DonRussia

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