It was as long ago as 1924 that the first research on the electrical activity of the brain began with the work of Hans Berger,  a German psychiatrist. Between 1929-1938 he published no fewer than 14 reports on what is now called the electroencephalogram or EEG. Berger and Dietsch then contributed to progress in this new scientific discipline.

The term Neurofeedback first appeared in the 1960s, in the work of Joe Kamiya and his publication in the journal  Psychology Today. The first work showing that Neurofeedback can have an impact on pathological disorders (particularly epileptic disorders) is credited to Barry Sterman of UCLA.

Although this research eventually led to the technology we have today, which is extraordinarily powerful and automated, let us not forget it is thanks to the work of Alan Turing and all the mathematicians, engineers and computer scientists who succeeded him, that it has been possible to develop the powerful microcomputers on which today’s systems are based.

The Zengar Institute, founded by two clinicians, Valean and Sue Brown, developed the first Dynamic Neurofeedback system called Neuroptimal in 1999. After 10 years of development, the method became fully automatic (version 3.0 was released in April 2018).