Neurofeedback Research & Resources

Though based in technology, Neurofeedback* is a 100% non-invasive, drug-free, brain training system that helps the central nervous system (CNS) make the best use of your brain’s natural resources. NeurOptimal® is extremely powerful and effective. The American Federal Drug Association has approved neurofeedback for stress reduction and the American Pediatric Academy has endorsed neurofeedback as a “Level 1/Best Support” treatment for children with ADHD and has equated neurofeedback with medication in terms of efficacy for resolving ADHD.

Below are reports, papers, and reviews concerning research and controlled studies on the efficacy of Neurofeedback for a wide range of disorders, impairments, injuries and issues. 


The Effects of EEG Neurofeedback and Neuro-Cognitive Processing in the Educational Environment of an Arts-Based Private Elementary/Middle   School
By Lise’ DeAndre’ DeLong, 2002

The purpose of this study was  to ascertain measurable differences in academic outcomes among two groups of learners within a creative arts curriculum that employed a self-directed, stress-reduced, and individualized curriculum. One group  was provided with EEG neurofeedback and neuro-cognitive coaching for  stress reduction, while the other was not. This study measured the rate of improvement in academic progress that a learner can achieve when formalized learning takes place in a stress-reduced  arts-based learning environment with EEG neurofeedback and neurocognitive coaching.

Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear Driven Brain
By Sebern F. Fisher

Today, leading brain researchers and clinicians, interested in what the brain can tell us about mental health and well being, are also taking notice. Indeed, the brain’s circuitry—its very frequencies and rhythmic oscillations—reveals much about its role in our emotional stability and resilience. Neurofeedback allows

clinicians to guide their clients as they learn to transform brain-wave patterns, providing a new window into how we view and treat mental illness. In this cutting-edge book, experienced clinician Sebern Fisher, keenly demonstrates neurofeedback’s profound ability to help treat one of the most intractable mental health concerns of our time: severe childhood abuse, neglect, or abandonment, otherwise known as developmental trauma. A mix of fundamental theory and nuts-and-bolts practice, the book delivers a carefully articulated and accessible look at the mind and brain in developmental trauma, and how neurofeedback can be used to retrain the brain, thereby fostering a healthier, more stable state of mind.

Nuerofeedback Menopause

Blog on observation that NFB shows the hormonal variations on the brain and can help ease hot flashes. EEG: bilateral 2 HZ bursts in emergent variability that are huge and last as long as the hot flash. HEG: sudden dramatic drop in blood flow to the frontal lobes that lasts as long as the hot flash.


EEG Neurofeedback Treatment of Patients with Down Syndrome
By Dr Surmeli, Dr. Ertem, 2007

Neurofeedback potential to assist children with Down Syndrome to attain a higher level of functioning, improving cognitive and behavioral functioning. 

Neurofeedback with Anxiety and Affective Disorders
By D. Corydon Hammond, PhD, ABEN/ECNS, 2005

This paper analyzes the research and evaluates the studies which concern the neuroscience known as NFB when used to treat depression, anxiety, insomnia and OCD, finding NFB to qualify for the treatment of anxiety disorders as an evidence-based efficacious treatment and of phobic disorders and PTSD as a probably efficacious treatment. 

Effectiveness of Neurofeedback Training In Chronic Insomnia
By O. Okunola, Dr. Ed O’Malley, 2007

A pilot study wherein the efficacy of NFB was used to treat insomnia, finding NFB is an effective, integral component of CBT for insominia.

The Effect of EEG Biofeedback on Reducing Postcancer Cognitive Impairment
By Jean Alvarez, Dr. Fremonta L. Meyer, 2013

This study shows NeurOptimal Neurofeedback brain training regimen reverses cognitive impairment symptoms in over 90% of chemo brain patients tested, reducing the negative cognitive and emotional sequelae of cancer treatment as well as improving fatigue and sleep patterns.


Efficacy of EEG Biofeedback in Addressing Cognitive Dysfunction in Cancer Survivors
By Jean Alvarez, David L. Granoff, Allan Lundy, 2011

This study examined the efficacy of EEG biofeedback (neurofeedback) in addressing the cognitive sequelae of cancer therapy, commonly known as “chemobrain” or “chemofog.” Approximately fifty percent of breast cancer survivors exhibit cognitive impairment within three weeks of beginning chemotherapy, and half of those have not recovered one year later. Neurofeedback, unlike compensatory strategies currently recommended by the National Cancer Institute and major cancer centers, has the potential to restore cognitive function.

Improvement/Rehabilitation of Memory Functioning with Neurotherapy/QEEG Biofeedback
By Kirtley Thornton, PhD, 2000

An article in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation following a clinical study, which found brain injury patients who utilized NFB saw improvements in memory from 68% to 181%.

Neurofeedback Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury
By: D. Corydon Hammond, Ph.D, By 2012

Preliminary research on neurofeedback treatment of TBI for a variety of symptoms relevant to a brain injury population, including seizures, memory, concentration and attention, unstable mood, impulsiveness, anxiety, depression, sleep issues, and even anosmia and physical balance is very encouraging.

Mind over chatter: Plastic up-regulation of the fMRI salience network directly after EEG neurofeedback 
By Tomas Rosa, Jean Theberge, et. al., 2013

Findings provide neurobehavioral evidence for the brain’s exquisite functional plasticity, and for a temporally direct impact of NFB on a key cognitive control network, suggesting a promising basis for its use to treat cognitive disorders under physiological conditions.

Foundation and Practice of Neurofeedback for the Treatment of Epilepsy
By Barry Sterman and Tobias Egner, 2006

Concluding that Neurofeedback treatment for Epilepsy/Seizure Disorders constitutes a well-found and viable alternative to anticonvulsant pharmacotherapy. 


Brain-Mind Operational Architectonics Imaging: Technical and Methodological Aspects
By Andrew A. Fingelkurts, Alexander A. Fingelkurts, 2008 

Brain & Mind Technologies research center’s  review paper on the methodological and technical foundations of brain mapping and understanding important aspects of the brain mechanisms that constitute perception, cognition, and eventually consciousness. 

Comprehensive Neurofeedback Training in the Context of Psychotherapy for Tranformational Change 
By Karen Cochrane, 2010

A doctoral dissertation submitted to the Dean of Behavioural Health exploring the effects of NFB in conjuncture with psychotherapy.

5 Reasons Why Neurofeedback is The Breakfast of Olympic Champions
By Zengar, 2012

Athletes have come to realize that neurofeedback training is the best way keep your mind out of the way so your body can perform at its best. Improvement in sleep, neural plasticity, stress, focus, reduce negative thinking, and brain fitness.


*Neurofeedback is often also referred to as EEG Biofeedback, NF and NFB.