Neurofeedback Special

Exclusive to neuroCademy students: you can order this e-book, which normally retails for €69.99, for the special price of just €49.00

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The book Neurofeedback, how it all started by Martijn Arns and Barry Sterman is not just a comprehensive and complete report on the beginnings of the EEG and the discovery of neurofeedback, it is also a compelling account in which we read about the first description of electrical activity recorded from the brain, understand why the Soviet Union lost its leading role as pioneers of the EEG as a conditioning ‘tool’, or about the vital role Alfred Lee Loomis played in polysomnography. And what motivated Hans Berger, who is widely credited for discovering the electroencephalogram, to begin researching brain activity in the first place?
The book also takes us on a visit to UCLA, where we meet Horace Magoun and learn more about the QEEG, or Quantitative EEG, and its championing pioneer Ross Adey.
Neurofeedback can be described as ‘a learning process applied to the EEG’, and as early as 1934, Edgar Adrian and Brian Matthews tried to explain the Berger Rhythm. However, It would still take until the end of the 1950s, when Joe Kamiya hit the scene, for operant conditioning principles to be applied to EEG activity as well.
This book uniquely describes why Barry Sterman, who played a very important part in the discovery and understanding of The Sensori-Motor Rhythm (SMR), and Gordon A. Alles, the inventor of MDA and Benzedrine, were essential in advancing neurofeedback as a treatment option for ADHD.
The unabridged abstract of Sterman’s PhD dissertation Brain Mechanisms in Sleep is added as a bonus chapter, thus giving you, the reader, a candid insight in to the beginnings of his decades spanning scientific career.