Combining frontal gamma asymmetry neurofeedback with virtual reality: A proof of concept case study

  • Jeff Tarrant NeuroMeditation Institute
  • Hannah Cope NeuroMeditation Institute
Keywords: Virtual Reality, Positivity, Gamma, Frontal Asymmetry, sLORETA, Muse


The current proof of concept case study was designed to determine if a consumer-grade neurofeedback system (Muse) could be used in conjunction with specially designed VR environments (Positivity by Healium) to impact gamma frontal asymmetry as well as create positive changes in mood states. Four firefighters served as subjects and completed pre-post mood rating scales as well as 19-channel EEG recordings. An examination of sLORETA frontal lobe ROI’s demonstrated a post-intervention gamma asymmetry shift to the left in 3 of the 4 subjects. In addition, subjects generally reported changes in mood consistent with the frontal asymmetry changes. Overall, these results provide initial support for the idea that a consumer grade BCI/VR intervention can potentially have therapeutic utility and deserve further study.

Author Biography

Jeff Tarrant, NeuroMeditation Institute
Dr. Tarrant is the founder and CEO of the NeuroMeditation Institute (NMI), LLC and provides certification training for NMI therapist and instructors. He is the author of the book, “Meditation Interventions to Rewire the Brain.” Dr. Tarrant’s research focuses on exploring brainwave changes that occur as a result of contemplative practices, energy healing and energy psychology. He is a regular presenter at national and international conferences and has a private practice in Corvallis, OR, USA where he specializes in the use of EEG NeuroMeditation.


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