Our first study was launched during the 2016 Fall Semester with funding provided by a generous grant from the Seton Hall University Research Council.  The project is titled, “Evaluation of Artifact-Controlled Electroencephalographic (EEG) Training: A Pilot Study.” Funding opportunities are currently being sought for future studies.

Do You Have ADD/ADHD?

Would You Like to Participate in a Research Study?

The PIRATE Project* is currently recruiting Seton Hall University students with ADD/ADHD to participate in a research study. Participants will be taught how to control their own brainwaves by playing computer games.

  • This research study will examine the effect of neurofeedback on attention. Neurofeedback is a form of biofeedback that trains individuals to control their own brainwaves by playing computer games.
  • Study participants will receive an initial assessment on measures of attention, including a screening questionnaire, a rating scale, a computerized test of attention, and an assessment of their brainwaves. Students meeting the study’s criteria will receive 15 additional 45 to 60 minute sessions where they will learn how to play computer games operated only by their brainwaves while connected to specialized equipment. This will be done by wearing a sensor attached to a device that looks similar to a headband. At the end of the study, participants will receive an additional assessment of their brainwaves and another computerized assessment of attention.
  • Participation in this research study is completely voluntary.
  • Participation in this study is anonymous and your participation will not be disclosed to others outside of the project.
  • Students receiving neurofeedback training will be compensated for their time and effort.

*  Pioneering Interventions Regulating Attention Through Electroencephalograph

For Additional Information:

Dr. Jeff La Marca, Assistant Professor of Special Education
College of Education and Human Services
Department of Educational Studies

Click here to download the official PIRATE Project flyer


Pioneering Interventions Regulating Attention Through Electroencephalography