Many people find that certain situations spark angst, fear, or other negative emotions. Sometimes this can lead to an emotional outburst, sometimes it can cause people to retreat into unhealthy patterns. Whatever the case may be there is hope for them in future instances where these types of things happen. Many people have found neurofeedback treatments beneficial in self-regulation of emotions. This can lead to less mental exhaustion, falling into a “funk”, or lashing out in anger.

This is one of the most well-known and common reasons people are turning to neurofeedback as a non-invasive drug free solution. There is case after case by which individuals are greatly helped through neurofeedback treatment for emotional overreaction, anxiety, and depression. This is done through brain mapping and targeting the amygdalae, sometimes referred to as the “emotional processors” of the brain.

There are always advancements being made in the field of brain mapping and some recent developments are making it easier in some circumstances to map and target this region of the brain which has historically been a little more difficult because the location of the amygdalae is deep in the core of the brain. They are two almond shaped groups of nuclei. You can locate each group by drawing a line back from each eye and in from both ears, this intersection on either side is roughly where the two amygdalae reside.

For further information on the matter and specifically about the new mapping capabilities please read this ScienceDaily article

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