Neurofeedback: How it all started
by Martijn Arns and Maurice B. Sterman
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number of pages: 240
About this book
Neurofeedback offers exciting potential for understanding the brain and human behavior. It is helpful as the treatment of epilepsy and ADHD. Its rich history, starting with the discovery of the EEG in 1875, via the beginnings of the field of neurofeedback in 1936, to the foundation of the clinical application in the summer of 1969 is finally brought to life.
It’s a compelling read, often from an eyewitness account, in which we meet an eccentric Wallstreet millionaire and a telepathy-inspired psychiatrist. We read about a Soviet scientists’ encounter with Stalin, get to know a British Baron, a former street gang member and a group of forward thinking West Coast scientists. Early neurofeedback pioneers such as Barry Sterman, Joe Kamiya and Niels Birbaumer are extensively covered. Discover how they all played a vital role in shaping the future of neuroscience and neurofeedback.
About the authors
Dr. Martijn Arns, Brainclinics Foundation, Nijmegen and Maastricht University, The Netherlands.
Dr. Arns is specialized in applied neuroscience and personalized medicine and is one of the most published researchers in the field of neurofeedback. He is founding director of Research Institute Brainclinics since 2001, Scientific Adviser to neuroCare Group (a Brainclinics spin-off) and he is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University
Maurice B. Sterman
Professor Emeritus, Departments of Neurobiology and Biobehavioral Psychiatry, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. Sterman had faculty appointments at Yale, UCLA, Tokyo University, University of Alberta (Edmonton) and is generally considered the founder of neurofeedback and specialized in the study of neural mechanisms underlying neurofeedback.