What is a performance protocol?
A performance protocol is one element of your plan. Versus has 14 performance protocols, one of which will be assigned to you based on the results of your NeuroPerformance Assessment. Your assigned performance protocol determines the goal of your exercises (reducing stress or improving focus) and which frequency bands of your brainwaves (represented by the 3 circles in the exercises) will be monitored during the exercises. You can view our Performance Protocols here.
Can I work on both a stress and focus protocol?
To maximize effectiveness and avoid confusion, you can only exercise on one protocol at a time. After you complete your exercise plan, you can take another assessment, which may result in a new protocol.
Can I change my protocol?
The Versus software was designed to automatically assign you the most appropriate protocol based on your assessment results. However, if you feel that a different Versus protocol is more appropriate, please contact your provider or our support team. If you are using Versus under the supervision of a professional, they may choose to change your protocol via their Professional Dashboard.
How did you develop the performance protocols?
To create our performance protocols, we conducted over 1000 full QEEGs on elite performers, including professional and Olympic athletes and Fortune 500 executives. These QEEGs were clinical-style assessments which included an Eyes Closed Task, an Eyes Open Task, and a standardized, 22-minute Continuous Performance Task (QIK).
Looking at these results of these assessments, we identified the most common aberrations, the most commonly assigned protocols, and the most effective protocols. Based on our experience as neurofeedback providers, we also worked to identify the most valuable sensor sites, while not compromising ease of use. Using this information, we created the Versus system, including the headset, the 6 assessment constructs, and our 14 performance protocols.