1.7 Models of Neurofeedback Learning (food for thought)
Presented by Sevilay Dogan
In this lesson we present extant theories and models that have been proposed to explain neurofeedback learning and its underlying mechanisms. There are overlaps and compatibilities among the theories; for example, the operant (or instrumental) learning theory can be considered to form a part of the dual process view, and motor learning and skill learning theories may have commonalities, whereas the global workspace theory, which presupposes the conscious awareness of reinforcement (feedback) for learning, seems to be compatible with some aspects of the awareness theory. Future, hypothesis-based experiments should shed new light on the validity of the above-mentioned theories in neurofeedback learning and performance.
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Reference: Sitaram, R., Ros, T., Stoeckel, L. et al. Closed-loop brain training: the science of neurofeedback. Nat Rev Neurosci 18, 86–100 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nrn.2016.164