DOI: 10.14704/nq.2017.15.2.1072

Effects of Neurofeedback Training on Dyslexic Students’ Aggression: An Experimental Study

Shanshan LI, Zichao CHEN


Our paper describes an field experiment with a pre-test/post-test control group design which investigated the potential of neurofeedback training on perceived control of brain waves and expressed aggression. The study involved 40 dyslexic students (n = 20 randomly assigned to the experimental group and n = 20 to the control group) from 5 learning disabilities centers in the China. During eight weeks, the students in the eight experimental classes learned and practiced the neurofeedback strategy. Data analysis revealed that, the neurofeedback training programs had a positive effect on dyslexic students’ aggression. We found support that neurofeedback training can protect dyslexic students from an increase in expressed aggression during the reading words and texts. Furthermore, perceived control of brain waves increased in the neurofeedback group but remained unchanged in the control group.


neurofeedback; aggression; dyslexia; anger

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