Nowadays, many scientific organizations use applied neurofeedback to treat patients suffering from neurological disorders and Neurocore is no exception but just where did this concept originate from? Well, the history of applied neurofeedback has been traced back to the late 1700’s. Luigi Galvani and Alessandro Volta are now constantly acknowledged as the founding fathers of modern electrophysiology and bioelectric theory but, back then, they were just two fledgling scientists struggling to understand the effects of applied neurofeedback on frog legs. During their experiments, they attached the legs to an iron fence during lightning storms and observed that the legs seemed to contract whenever a flash of lightning streaked across the sky. See more information about Neurocore at Linkedin.com.
They later developed a hypothesis that the contractions were being caused by variations in the electric properties of lightning. This hypothesis turned out to be correct but they were not able to definitively prove their theory until the beginning of the 1800’s. The results of their experiments and their findings paved the way for the development of the electroencephalogram, more commonly known as an EEG. It’s a test that Neurocore currently uses to measure the amount of electrical activity in the brain by attaching small discs known as electrodes to the scalp to detect various electrical impulses within the cerebellum. It’s a completely safe and noninvasive procedure.
During the earlier days of the EEG, it was often used as a diagnostic test to determine if certain patients had epilepsy. However, these days, Neurocore more commonly uses it to treat various neurological disorders and other mental issues such as stroke, brain dysfunction and various types of sleep disorders. Back in 1929, Hans Berger became one of the first scientists to record an EEG machine being used on a patient and he would later detail his findings and publish them in a paper entitled “About the human electroencephalogram.” His discoveries eventually led to the development of a new device known as Quantitative Electroencephalogram, more commonly known as Qeeg and Neurocore now uses this technology to analyze the brainwaves of their patients in an effort to determine the inherent causes of depression. Follow Neurocore on Twitter.