In 1960, Dr. Barry Sterman of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), was investigating brain activity during sleep with the EEG (Electroencephalogram) when, by chance (as is often the case with discoveries!) He discovered the Neurofeedback . At the time, he was researching cats. Later, he was able to experiment with patients who had seizures and had promising results, reducing seizures by 60%.
In the 1970s, Dr. Joel Lubar of the University of Tennessee was able to reproduce several of Dr. Sterman’s experiments and observed a significant reduction in symptoms in hyperactivity as well as in seizures in his patients. That was the beginning of the Neurofeedback research and its applications, among others, in the field of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) of which Dr. Lubar is a specialist.
Contrary to what is believed in Europe, and in reference to Neurofeedback , there is an extensive bibliography that compiles the multiple investigations of the last four decades, by American and Canadian scientists. They will have access to all this bibliography on the website of the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR).
According to Neurofeedback practitioner The Serin Center in Scottsdale: The American Academy of Pediatrics lists neurofeedback as a “Level 1” best support treatment option for ADHD, which is in the same category as medication and may be helpful for autism, anxiety, depression, sleep, PTSD, titrating off medication, performance enhancement, etc.