December2018

How Neurocore Uses Neurofeedback

It may seem hard to believe considering they’re one of the leading authorities on applied neurosciences but Neurocore actually doesn’t know a lot about the history of the neurofeedback they use in their everyday research and development. Dating back to the late 1700’s, Alessandro Volta and Luigi Galvani first observed the effects of neurofeedback on a test subject by attaching frog legs to an iron fence and seeing what happened. They noted that the legs tended to contract whenever a streak of lightning appeared in the sky and deduced that it was being caused by variations in the electrical current. However, they were unable to provide evidence of this until around two decades later. Their findings and research eventually led to the electroencephalogram. Follow Neurocore on Twitter.

Of course, it’s more commonly shortened and referred to as an EEG which is often used by Neurocore. With this device, scientists are able to use metal discs called electrodes to monitor the brainwaves of their patients after attaching them to their scalps. Initially, this machine was developed to help doctors diagnose and treat patients who may be suffering from epilepsy but, currently, its more common use is to help treat patients who suffer from a variety of neurological disorders such as inflammation of the brain, injuries to the head and a wide array of sleep disorders. It was invented by Hans Berger and he was also one of the first scientists to observe its effects on a human.

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In 1927, he decided to test the device on his own son and he documented his discoveries in his 1929 paper aptly entitled About The Human EEG. His findings and research would eventually pave the way for the development of the quantitative electroencephalogram, more commonly known as Qeeg. Nowadays, Neurocore uses this kind of technology to analyze the brainwaves of their patients in an effort to determine the inherent causes of their depression. This helps them to develop the most effective treatment method and, someday, Neurocore even hopes to synthesize a surefire cure for this plight. So we wish them the best of luck in their future research. Learn more about Neurocore at Crunchbase.