Neurofeedback History

1958-08-01 00:00:00

The field of EEG biofeedback begins

In 1958, Joe Kamiya, a psychologist teaching at the University of Chicago, begins experimenting with alpha wave frequencies.

1965-08-01 00:00:00

Barry Sterman Discovers SMR

In 1965, Barry Sterman, a psychologist and sleep researcher, begins an experiment on brainwave states in cats. We call them happy cats since they run down the hall to commence their neurofeedback sessions.

1968-08-01 00:00:00

Joe Kamiya Writes an article in Psychology Today

In 1968 Psychology Today did a story on Kamiya and the field exploded. Unfortunately, it also contributed to the subsequent devaluing of the field and a period of limited progress.

1969-08-01 00:00:00

The Greens experiment with a yogi

In1969 Elmer and Alyce Green use biofeedback instruments to study an Eastern yogi. They discover that it is possible to control processes that are thought to be involuntary, such as hand temperature and heart rate, through meditation and thought.

1982-08-01 00:00:00

Sterman's Research is replicated

Replication is the key to rally the support of the scientific community in any new field.

1989-07-04 00:48:57

Peniston & Kulkowky Complete a Small Pilot Study

In 1989, Drs. Eugene Peniston and Paul Kulkosky develop a therapeutic alpha-theta protocol for addiction recovery and prevention of its relapse (Peniston & Kulkosky, 1989, 1995).

1993-07-04 00:48:57

Scott & Peniston Complete an Outcome Study

In 1993, Bill Scott & Eugene Peniston team up to help 24 Veterans who have PTSD and alcoholism in a successful outcome study.

1993-08-01 00:00:00

Biofeedback Convention adds EEG section

In 1968 the first meeting of biofeedback professionals convene. However, it isn't until 1993 that interest demands the addition of an EEG section.

1995-11-23 12:25:18

Bill Scott becomes an instructor

In 1995, Bill Scott begins traveling the globe teaching this emerging field to over 3,000 practitioners.

2001-08-01 00:00:00

Landmark UCLA Study

This is the first large (n=121) randomized controlled trial in the field of EEG biofeedback. The results of this study have since been replicated by other reputable institutions.

2005-08-01 00:00:00

Bill Scott creates the software, BrainPaint

After teaching over 3,000 practitioners and seeing the abysmal retention rate, Bill Scott is inspired to create an easy-to-use, evidence-based neurofeedback system.

2006-08-01 00:00:00

BrainPaint logo was created by Bill's Brainwaves

On day Bill is doing a neurofeedback session (we really do train our own brains) on his new equipment, and his brainwaves created an image that is comprised of a of fractal birds in the shape of a brain. Since birds symbolize freedom from limitation, which sums up neurofeedback training, we decide it is the perfect BrainPainting® to use for our logo. The name BrainPaint is suggested by a client of Bill's who is captivated by the fractal images her brain creates.

2007-08-01 00:00:00

Cora Scott creates the company, BrainPaint Inc.

Cora Scott worked in Silicon Valley during the historic dot com rush. In that technological incubator she witnessed what successful technology companies consistently did to produce superior products and services as opposed to companies that failed.

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