|▲ Panaxtos Yangsan Brain Training Center / Director Yoon Seo-young|
(PowerKorea) Human brain is consisted of about 100 billion brain cells called neuron. These neurons are connected by 125 trillion synapses. Humans have extremely bigger cerebrum compared to other species on earth and for this reason increasing number of people worldwide are actively engaging in research on brain science. Research on brainwave, in particular, can be used in the field of brain disease, psychology and language ability.
Surprisingly, South Korea tops in the suicide rate among OECD. The main cause of the people end their life is but depression. It is said to say that many South Koreans still seem to be reluctant to see the doctor for the reason of depression. Surprising still, more than 30% children who have more than 4 hours of after school learning show symptoms of depression while 470,000 out of 5.36 million aged people are suffering from Alzheimer’s, report says.
“Human brain emits waves according to consciousness and conditions. For example, it emits delta rhythm when asleep and beta rhythm when awake. There are methods to understand basic principle of human brain and one of them is neurofeedback which is received as a brain science training method” says Yoon
Seo-young, Director of Panaxtos Yangsan Brain Training Center.
Brain waves are categorized into δ, θ, α, β, and g based on how many times it vibrates per second. δ (delta) appears when in deep sleep, meditation or unconscious. θ (theta) appears when in process of creative idea or being fallen asleep. α (alpha) appears when mind is calm. β (beta) appears when wide awake and active or calculating and tensed. g (gamma) appears when anxious or concentrating.
“A local government in North Jeolla Province has made brainwave test compulsory in 16 elementary, middle and high schools in order to know individual difference of brainwave of each student. This is very encouraging because teachers need to know if a student has ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) so that they can have a better understanding of the student and also avoid unnecessary penalty which will worsen the condition” says Yoon.
Knowing the importance of brain science, the US declared Decade of the Brain for the years between 1990 and 1999 to promote and encourage brain research. South Korea also introduced the Brain Research Promotion Act in 1998 followed by the Brain Function Frontier in 2003 and opening the Korea Brain Research Institute in 2021. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy appointed brain research as one of the 6 future industries of South Korea.
Yoon read hundreds of neurofeedback research papers during her years of doctoral programs and they eventually led her to the field of brain science. She was impressed by the fact that neurofeedback can improve symptoms without drugs and side effects.
“Panaxtos is the leader of brain science. The company boasts more than 1 million clinical tests in data which is unique in the world. Brain waves have greater potentials to be found and they help develop personality and ease stress. It is my job as the director of the Yangsan center to spread this innovative neurofeedback training to more people for a better life” adds Yoon.
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