Neurofeedback improves EEG complexity and social interaction in a boy with autism: A case report
Keywords:Autism, Auto Train Brain, Neurofeedback
Autism is an interhemispheric connectivity disorder, and intracortical circuits are also likely to be disturbed. Autism is characterized by impairments in communication with restricted interest and repetitive behaviors. Auto Train Brain is a neurofeedback-enabled mobile phone software application designed in Sabancı University laboratory for improving the cognitive functions of dyslexic children. Applying Auto Train Brain for 14 channels to an autistic boy created complexity improvements at lower temporal scales. After neurofeedback therapy, the patient began to use eight different single words, and his social responsiveness became significantly better. As a result of these, his CARS score improved from 39 to 34. He demonstrated an increased ability to follow instructions, and his attention span increased. Therefore, his FACT score increased from 21 to 30.
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