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Neurofeedback Research

neurofeedback-researchGeneral Bibliography

  • Neurofeedback BibliographyResearch on ADHD; anxiety; cognitive, sport, and peak performance; depression; sleep and other disorders. Compiled by Cynthia Kerson from the Attention and Achievement Center.

2015 News Items

Foundational Articles

  • Duffy FH (2000). The state of EEG biofeedback therapy (EEG operant conditioning) in 2000: an editor’s opinion Clinical Electroencephalography, 31, v-vii.
  • Egner T, & Gruzelier JH (2004). The temporal dynamics of electroencephalographic responses to alpha/theta neurofeedback training  in healthy subjects. Journal of Neurotherapy, 8, 43-57.
  • Fernández T et al (2003). EEG and behavioral changes following neurofeedback treatment in learning disabled children Clinical Electroencephalography, 34, 145-52
  • Hirshberg LM (2005).  Emerging brain-based interventions for children and adolescents: overview and clinical perspective. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 14, 1-19

  • Lubar JF & Lubar JO (1999). Neurofeedback assessment and treatment for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders (103-143). In JR Evans & A Abarbanel (Eds), Introduction to quantitative EEG and neurofeedback. San Diego: Academic Press.

  • Rossiter T. (2004).  The effectiveness of neurofeedback and stimulant drugs in treating AD/HD: Part I. Review of methodological issues. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 29, 95-112; Part II, Replication. 29, 233-43.

  • Sterman, M.B. (1996). Physiological origins and functional correlates of EEG rhythmic activities: Implications for self-regulation. Biofeedback and Self-Regulation, 21, 3-33.

  • Trudeau DL (2005). Applicability of brain wave biofeedback to substance use disorder in adolescents. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 14, 125-36

ADHD

By H. Edmund Pigott, Ph.D., Lindsay De Biase, Ph.D., Eugenia Bodenhamer-Davis, Ph.D. & Richard E. Davis, M.S.d

This comprehensive document summary of state-of-the-art scientific research on neurofeedback and ADHD was commissioned by the Board of the International Society of Neurofeedback and Research. It includes summary tables of specific research studies focusing on both cognitive functioning in adults and ADHD in youth, as well as a comprehensive list of references.

Memory, Learning, and Cognitive Performance

  • Evaluation of the Effectiveness of EEG Neurofeedback Training for ADHD. Lubar, J. F., Swartwood, M. O., Swartwood, J. N., & O’Donnell, P. H. (1995) Biofeedback and Self-Regulation 20:83-99, published on the web by the Sountheastern Neurofeedback Institute. Statistically significant increase in IQ scores for 23 students. 10 year follow up showed that 80% of neurofeedback clients improved symptoms of ADD, and that these changes lasted.
  • FAQ About Neurofeedback.  Othmer, S (2000). Refer to changes in IQ of up to 23 points. Increase in TOVA scores (a common measure of attention and performance) for 85% of 726 students and 363 adults.
  • EMG and 

    EEG biofeedback training in the 

    treatment of a 10-year-old boy. Tansey, M. A. (1991) Australian Journal of Psychology, 43(3), 147-153. Average 20 point improvement in IQ for 24 children.

  • Neurofeedback Combined with Metacognitive Strategies. Thompson & Thompson (1999) Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedbck, Dec; 23(4)243-63). Average 12 point improvement in IQ for 111 adults and children.
  • To learn how Neurofeedback can affect each of the components of the standard Weschler IQ test, look here.

Anxiety, Depression, Creativity and Optimal Performance

ISNR compiles and posts research on research related to neurofeedback. The links below connect with studies in anxiety, performance, depression, and sleep. This information is posted as a service, and no endorsement is implied. As is true for all scientific inquiry, there maybe be differences of opinion among authors.

Research on Neurofeedback and Improvement in IQ

  • Othmer, S (2000). Refer to changes in IQ of up to 23 points. Increase in TOVA scores (a common measure of attention and performance) for 85% of 726 students and 363 adults.
  • Tansey, M. A. (1991) Australian Journal of Psychology, 43(3), 147-153. Average 20 point improvement in IQ for 24 children.

 

  • Thompson & Thompson (1999) Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedbck, Dec; 23(4)243-63). Average 12 point improvement in IQ for 111 adults and children.

 

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