Hannah Wachnianin is one of our Assistant Psychologists at the Learning Assessment and Neurocare Centre. Hannah is also a PhD student at the University of East Anglia, supervised by Dr Neil Rutterford and Professor Philip Corr.
Hannah’s research is examining the effectiveness of neurofeedback home training on concentration abilities, impulsiveness and response to rewards.
Neurofeedback is a form of brain wave training, whereby the individual is stimulated to optimise the activity of particular brainwaves via visual and/or auditory reinforcement on a computer. Neurofeedback has been shown to successfully improve attention, behavioural control and peak performance in typical individuals as well being an alternative to traditional medication treatments for conditions such as ADHD.
Hannah’s first study is examining the effect of neurofeedback home training on concentration abilities in typical children, and is looking to recruit children aged between 7 and 17 with no clinical diagnosis.
Her second study is examining the effect of neurofeedback home training in combination with or without stimulant medication on concentration abilities in children diagnosed with ADHD, combined subtype. Here Hannah is looking to recruit children diagnosed with ADHD, combined subtype, aged between 7 and 17 years old.
If you are interested in this research, would like to know more or would like to take part, please contact Hannah on H.Wachnianin@uea.ac.uk who will happily discuss this further with you.