A lot of the scientists working at Neurocore use neurofeedback and EEGs to conduct their research but very few of them are cognizant of the origins of these concepts. It all began in the late 1700’s when Luigi Galvani and Alessandro Volta, now widely considered to be the founding fathers of modern electrophysiology and bioelectric theory, first conducted experiments on a frog by attaching its legs to an iron fence during a thunderstorm and observing what happened. They discovered that streaks of lightning would cause these legs to contract and they deduced that this was being caused by variations in the electrical current. However, it wasn’t until the early 1800’s that they were able to provide evidence to definitively prove their hypothesis. Follow Neurocore on Twitter.
Their findings and research would shape modern neuroscience as we know it and pave the way for the development of the electroencephalogram, better known as an EEG, which is used by Neurocore. It was initially developed to diagnose and treat anyone who might be suffering from epilepsy but, later on, it became more commonly used as a method of treating people with various neurological disorders such as encephalitis, injuries to the head and various types of sleep disorders. It works by taking small metal discs known as electrodes and attaching them to the scalp of the patients. This way, scientists are able to monitor the electrical impulses within the brain. Learn more about Neurocore at Crunchbase.
Back during the great depression, Hans Berger became one of the first scientists to observe the effects of an EEG on a human test subject and recorded his findings in his 1929 paper called “About The Human Electroencephalogram.” His discoveries and research were widely considered to be groundbreaking for their time and they would eventually pave the way for the development of the quantitative electroencephalogram or Qeeg for short. This technology is currently used by Neurocore to monitor their patient’s brain activity in an effort to determine the inherent causes of depression. Someday, Neurocore even hopes to discover a cure for this affliction. So we wish them the best of luck in the future of their scientific research.