The History Of EEGs and Neurocore

At Neurocore, they’re constantly using neurofeedback in their everyday research and development but hardly any of them know the history behind applied neuroscience and the EEG. Back in the late 1700’s, the founding fathers of modern electrophysiology and bioelectric theory, Alessandro Volta and Luigi Galvani, first contributed to our modern understanding of neuroscience. They did this by attaching frog legs to an iron fence during a thunderstorm and observing the effects of neurofeedback on their test subject. They found that bolts of lightning streaking across the sky caused the legs to contract and they developed a hypothesis that this was due to variations in the electrical current. Of course, it wasn’t until two decades later that they were able to prove it. Learn more about Neurocore at Crunchbase.

Regardless, their research and innovation shaped our understanding of neurofeedback and eventually led to the development of the electroencephalogram, more commonly known as an EEG and often used by Neurocore. Scientists can use it to monitor electrical impulses within the brain but only through the noninvasive procedure of taking small metal discs known as electrodes and attaching them to the scalp of the patient. Initially, it was used primarily as a way of diagnosing and treating patients with epilepsy but, now, it’s more common use is that of a treatment method for people with brain disorders such as encephalopathy, inflammation of the brain and injuries to the head. Read more about Neurocore at

Almost a hundred years ago, Hans Berger became one of the first people to ever observe the effects of an EEG on a human subject when he tested it on his own son, Klaus. He would go on to document his findings in his 1929 paper and his discoveries eventually led to the development of the quantitative electroencephalogram or Qeeg for short. Neurocore often used this technology as a means of analyzing the brain activity of their patients in order to ascertain the primary causes of their depression. Someday, Neurocore even hopes to synthesize a cure for this affliction. So we wish them the best of luck in the future of their scientific research and hope they have much success.