The Brainclinics Foundation

Scientific research

Brainclinics was founded in 2001 as an independent research institute by dr. Martijn Arns and specializes in advancing our understanding of the brain; applied neuroscience to advance rTMS techniques, and ADHD and depression research. The results of our research are a valuable aid in the treatment and prevention of symptoms such as mood-, concentration-, impulse control-, and sleep problems, often seen in disorders such as depression, ADHD, and insomnia.

Forward thinking

Over the last 20 years, Brainclinics has pioneered the application of neurofeedback in the treatment of ADHD and insomnia, was one of the first to recognize the importance of the circadian clock and sleep problems underlying many symptoms like impaired concentration and impulse control, specifically in ADHD, while also pioneering and refining magnetic brain stimulation (rTMS) in the treatment of depression and obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD). In 2019 the legal structure was changed, and the non-profit Brainclinics Foundation was established.


The Brainclinics Foundation’s primary mission is best summarized as: Applied Neuroscience from the clinic, to the clinic. Therefore, the two pillars of the foundation are formed by the independent Research Institute Brainclinics and Brainclinics Insights (the publishing division).

applied neuroscience

Personalized medicine

At Research Institute Brainclinics researchers have published over 170 scientific publications on these and related topics and continue to collaborate with researchers and universities around the world ranging from Australia, Germany, Belgium, the United States to Colombia. A key topic of our research revolves around ‘personalized medicine’, going beyond the traditional ‘diagnostic-thinking’ and focusing on individual differences that can help optimize and individualize treatment and prevent symptoms from occurring.

Applied neuroscience

Brainclinics Insights is the publishing division of our foundation. Its mission is to make the knowledge, expertise and especially ‘Insights’ gained through our research, widely available through books, PhD theses and interactive media.

Brainclinics Insights: We wrap science.
Our latest gift to you is a series of short documentaries highlighting the pioneers of the EEG.

To serve the goal of the Brainclinics Foundation, all proceeds are fully invested into Research Institute Brainclinics and Brainclinics Insights, which creates an unprecedented synergy between these divisions and makes it possible to perform research and share new future insights into applied neuroscience as well.

At the Brainclinics Foundation, it is all about the research and its application!


Our research has resulted in 4 patents and several spin-offs, such as Brainquiry, where the first ever wireless Bluetooth based EEG amplifier was developed in 2003 and the first wrist-worn heart-rate device in 2005 (nine years before Apple launched the Apple Watch with similar technology). Other spin-offs are Brainclinics Education, where specialistic applied neuroscience training courses were developed focused on rTMS, neurofeedback and QEEG, and Brainclinics Treatment, where our unequalled knowledge and expertise on personalized neuromodulation treatments are applied to benefit people worldwide. In 2015, Brainclinics Education and Brainclinics Treatment were acquired by the neuroCare Group, where courses are still taught by neuroCademy, and neuromodulation treatments that followed from Brainclinics Research are offered in >15 neuroCare clinics worldwide.


The most important pillar of our philosophy and mission is independence. Our non-profit foundation status ensures it is all about knowledge creation and content and our independence from companies and universities,, but collaboration with companies and universitites ensures we conduct research independently and free of bias,  but is focused on clinical relevance, or as stated in our misison: Applied Neuroscience from the clinic, to the clinic!

[Virtual meeting on Nov 10-14, 2020] Register by October 1st to benefit from the early-bird booking rates. The 7th International Conference on Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation (NIBS) and the 4th European Conference of Brain Stimulation in Psychiatry.

Link: https://www.dgkn-kongress2020.de/en/registrierung-abstracts/anmeldung/

See our new episode of the series 'Pioneers of the EEG'.
Episode 2: Richard Caton: The first ever EEG.
All episodes and open-acces license can be found here:

Episode 2: Richard Caton https://youtu.be/RgeG36PXOhU

Pioneers of the EEG - Brainclinics


with speaker Martijn Arns, QEEG-D, BCN. Register today https://bit.ly/2XrDRzc. #CTMSS #GOTTMS #RCPsych #BJPsych #JOINUS #Depression #NAMI #APA #MayoClinicConnect #StanfordMed20 #UCSF

Now available on-demand! If you missed the live webinar registration, you can still catch the last installment of the Grand Round Webinar Series: “Neuro-Cardiac-Guided TMS (NCG-TMS) to Target the Depression Network: Possibilities for rTMS Treatment Stratification?”

Just published: Multicenter effectiveness trial on QEEG-informed neurofeedback in 136 ADHD patients, 57% remission and slow alpha frequency associated with remission.
Great work by @Noralie_Krepel

I'm pleased to share our first peer-reviewed episode of the series 'Pioneers of the EEG'
More episodes and other topics (e.g. rTMS) to be released soon...
Feel free to use these educational materials for free (for commercial usage please contact us).

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