To most of the general public the method of neurofeedback might sound like new technology, but in fact this concept has been around for more than a century. An online article recapped the history of neurofeedback as it relates to modern day EEG’s. Companies such as Neurocore have benefited from the research scientific pioneers started over a century ago. The first experiments involving electricity and brain neurons were conducted on frogs by two scientists from Italy. This was just the beginning of the discoveries researchers would make between the activity of the brain and the mental and physical states of individuals.
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The development of EEG technology allowed the progress of treatments associated with brain disorders to improve significantly. Used to create maps of the brain’s activity this technology is currently used by companies such as Neurocore to help people overcome conditions such as depression, anxiety and ADHD. In fact, one of the pioneering scientists in EEG technology was a man who suffered from bouts of depression himself. Hans Berger was the first to publish his studies involving the use of an electroencephalogram on a human.
During his experimentation with EEG technology, Hans Berger also discovered that the brain had different waves of energy, which were subsequently recorded as beta and alpha waves. He also noticed that the waves could change when an individual had an associated physical response such as closing their eyes. Although these findings greatly impacted the scientific community back in the 1930’s when they were first discovered, they have since been improved upon to where companies such as Neurocore can treat people through the use of neurofeedback.
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In 1968 a researcher named Joe Kamiya published an article that expanded on the concept of controlled brainwaves. With the aid of EEG technology Mr. Kamiya was able to visually see the changes some people could make in their brain’s activity. Today, the brain training method used by Neurocore today incorporates the use of EEG technology with biofeedback. This allows their team of medical professionals to teach people how to control their own brain activity on a level that allows them to attain higher degrees of focus.