The origins of applied neurofeedback can be traced back to the late 1700’s when Luigi Galvani and Alessandro Volta first observed the effects of applied neurofeedback on sentient beings. In their experiment, the founding fathers of modern electrophysiology and bioelectric theory attached the legs of a frog to an iron fence during a lightning storm and monitored the results. They found that the legs would contract whenever they made contact with lightning and developed a hypothesis that this was due to variations in the electrical properties of the lightning. However, they were unable to definitively prove their theory until the turn of the century. They would later refer to this phenomenon as animal electricity, though it never really caught on. See more information about Neurocore at Linkedin.com.
Their findings and research eventually led to the development of what is now known as an electroencephalogram or EEG for short which Neurocore often uses in their research. This device uses metal discs known as electrodes to detect electrical impulses within the human cerebellum. Of course, the process is completely noninvasive and was initially used to determine if patients had epilepsy. Nowadays, however, it is more commonly used to treat various neurological disorders such as brain dysfunction, stroke and a wide variety of sleep disorders. Neurocore has used it for many other purposes too including the treatment of encephalitis, strokes and brain tumors. Follow Neurocore on Twitter.
Around 1929, Hans Berger became one of the first scientists to observe the effects of EEG on a patient and he would later go on to document his findings in a paper known as “About the human electroencephalogram.” Berger himself became well-renowned and respected within his field but found himself constantly struggling with his own demons. Finally, at the age of 78, he ended up losing the battle and took his own life. However, his research was eventually used to develop the Quantitative Electroencephalogram or Qeeg for short. Neurocore now uses this technology to monitor the brainwaves of their patients in an effort to determine the inherent causes of their depression. So we wish Neurocore the best of luck in attempting to find a cure for it.