The History of Neurocore and Neurofeedback

Neurocore currently uses neurofeedback as part of their research and development but the history of neurofeedback actually dates back to the late 1700’s and was first used by Alessandro Volta and Luigi Galvani, the founding fathers of modern electrophysiology and bioelectric theory. They first studied the effects of neurofeedback by attaching frog legs to an iron fence and observing what happens whenever lightning streaks across the sky. They discovered that, whenever it manifested, the frog legs would contract and they hypothesized that this was due to some inconsistencies in the electrical current of the lightning. Of course, it wasn’t until well into the 1800’s that they were actually able to provide evidence to definitively prove it. Follow Neurocore on Twitter.

Their findings and research would eventually pave the way for the innovation that is currently known as the electroencephalogram or EEG for short. Neurocore uses it by taking small metal disks known as electrodes and attaching them to the scalp of the patient. Scientists are then able to monitor the electrical activity within the brain and detect the electrical impulses. Back in the day, it was used to detect whether a patient had epilepsy but, in the modern era, it’s more commonly used as a diagnosis and treatment method for people who suffer from brain abnormalities and mental deficiencies. Hans Berger first observed the effects of neurofeedback on an EEG patient in the mid-20’s.


He went on to publish his findings in his 1929 paper that was appropriately called “About The Human Electroencephalogram.” His research would eventually lead to the development of what is now known as the Quantitative Electroencephalogram or, as it’s more commonly known, Qeeg. This type of technology is often used by Neurocore to analyze the brainwaves of their patients to help them determine the inherent causes of their depression. Many people praised Berger for his groundbreaking research but he, unfortunately, he lost his battle with depression and ended it all at the ripe old age of 78. Now, however, Neurocore is determined to find a cure for it and we wish them the best of luck on their future endeavors. Learn more about Neurocore at Crunchbase.