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Neurofeedback—An Evolving Discipline: Overview & Applications

With guest speaker, John S. Anderson, MA, BCB, BCN, QEEG-D, Minnesota NeuroTraining Institute


This webinar will provide a brief overview of a field that began with animal physiology studies, including operant conditioning of scalp electrical activity in cats, to a worldwide neuroscience specialty that has a well-documented history of efficacy for a growing list of medical and psychological disorders. If it has to do with the central nervous system, neurofeedback has likely been studied as a possible intervention. We will touch on the research base, how the evolution of neurofeedback has progressed and what the future holds. We will pay particular attention to the use of neurofeedback for attention disorders such as ADHD, anxiety and depression, PTSD, migraine and traumatic brain injury.


Upon completion of the webinar, learners will be able to:

  1. Describe the history and evolution of neurofeedback
  2. Explore the basic mechanisms via which neurofeedback works
  3. Summarize the literature supporting the use of neurofeedback for various conditions



John began working with biofeedback and neurofeedback in 1974. John’s clients have included children and adults with ADHD and other learning problems, chronic pain, addiction disorders and much more. John currently provides consulting services for new and existing neurofeedback programs and works as an instructor, training others to become neurofeedback practitioners. John is currently working with BioSource Software, developing online educational tools for practitioners working toward certification in neurofeedback and quantitative EEG.