Back in the late 1700’s, Luigi Galvani and Alessandro Volta became the first scientists to study the effects of applied neurofeedback on animal patients. Together, these founding fathers of electrophysiology and bioelectric theory observed the effects of lightning on frog legs by attaching the legs to an iron fence during lightning storms. In their results, they found that the legs had a tendency to contract whenever a streak of lightning flashed across the sky. Eventually, they managed to develop a hypothesis that the contractions were being caused by varying electrical properties but they weren’t able to provide evidence of this until the turn of the century. They would later refer to it as animal electricity and this led to the development of the electroencephalogram. Follow Neurocore on Twitter.
Now commonly known as an EEG, it was originally a test to help determine whether or not a patient is suffering from epilepsy but, nowadays, it is often used to diagnose and treat various neurological disorders such as brain tumors, encephalitis, stroke or physical injuries to the head. Of course, it is often used by Neurocore to help treat their patients as well. Back in the late 1920’s, Hans Berger was the first scientist to observe an EEG being used on a patient and recorded his observations in his paper entitled, “About the Human Electroencephalogram.” This later paved the way for the invention of the Quantitative Electroencephalogram, better known as Qeeg.
In fact, Neurocore now uses this technology to analyze the brainwaves of their patients in an effort to determine the various causes of depression. Scientists at Neurocore have developed these depression treatment centers for the express purposes of trying to treat depression in a natural and effective manner. Berger himself fought a long and hard battle with depression for years before finally ending it all when he was 78. Nowadays, with over 10 million adults in the US alone suffering from depression, scientists around the world have acknowledged how imperative it is to develop the most effective treatment methods for depression patients and Neurocore eventually intends to discover a cure. So we wish them luck. Learn more about Neurocore at Crunchbase.