The Foundation for Neurofeedback and Applied Neuroscience
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The Foundation for Neurofeedback and Applied Neuroscience is a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation, based in California, dedicated to encouraging research into the mechanisms underlying neurofeedback and its clinical applications. FNAN seeks to foster meaningful scientific research by providing technical assistance and other types of support to individuals seeking to extend the horizons of the field.  It can provide technical advice and, in some instances, partial support in the form of neurofeedback instrumentation towards this end.  It also presents an annual award to the authors of what it considers to be the best neurofeedback article published during the preceding twelve months.

 Ongoing Research.

The Foundation for Neurofeedback and Applied Neuroscience has provided technical assistance and partial support to investigations recently conducted or presently underway.

 Trauma Research (University of Western Ontario/Towson University) 

The Foundation has provided equipment and other support for an ongoing study of the use of neurofeedback with trauma survivors under the oversight of Dr. Ruth Lanius at the University of Western Ontario.  Similar investigations are also anticipated this year by Dr. Bethany Brand at Towson University in Towson, Maryland. 

 Neurofeedback and Mental Retardation Investigation (Istanbul)

Dr. Tanju Surmeli, recipient of the FNAN award for the best article contributing to the field of neurofeedback used his award money to continue his research into the efficacy of neurofeedback in working with individuals suffering from mental retardation.

 Hemineglect/Empathy (Geneva)

Dr. Tomas Ros at the University of Geneva has been using equipment supplied through the Foundation in a study of the potential impact of neurofeedback in addressing the effects of visual deficits that arise as a result of a stroke(s) (hemineglect).  He will shortly be participating an investigation of the effects of neurofeedback on empathy.

 Neurofeedback in Occupational Therapy (Elizabethtown College)

Christine Achenback of Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania is in the process of conducting an investigation of the potential of neurofeedback as a treatment modality in occupational therapy.

 Trauma Research (Trauma Center at JRI, Boston)

The Foundation has provided equipment and technical assistance for a clinical investigation of the use of neurofeedback with individuals with a history of trauma at the Trauma Center at JRI in Boston.

 Autism Study (University of Missouri)

A University of Missouri team led by Guy McCormack, clinical professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science at the University’s School of Health Professions studied the use of neurofeedback training for 40 children who have been diagnosed as falling within the autism disorders spectrum.

The MU study followed up on earlier studies by Dr. Betty Jarusiewicz and Dr Robert Coben and Dr. Ilean Podolsky.  It was, however, the first study to take place at a major university.  The study was made possible by a $213,500 grant from the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation and with assistance from the Foundation for Neurofeedback and Applied Neuroscience.  Jeanne Sinquefield of both the Sinquefield Charitable Trust and the FNAN, became interested in neurofeedback after seeing it used successfully elsewhere.  “Because of that,” Sinquefield says, “I helped start the Foundation for Neurofeedback and Applied Neuroscience, of which I’m currently president.  A primary goal of this foundation is to encourage university-quality research on neurofeedback.”

Click here for more information on the MU autism study

ADHD School Pilot (Stamford, Connecticut)

The Foundation for Neurofeedback and Applied Neuroscience provided equipment and technical assistance to James Cooney for a pilot investigation of the use of neurofeedback to alleviate the problems associated with ADHD in a high school setting.  It is hoped that this investigation will lead to a more extensive study in Connecticut high schools.

 FNAN Annual Award for Best Neurofeedback Article.

The winners of the 2013 FNAN award for excellence in neurofeedback are a team of Turkish researchers consisting of Tanju Surmeli, Ayben Ertem, Emin Eralp and Ismet H. Kos for their article “Schizophrenia and the Efficacy of qEEG-Guided Neurofeedback Treatment: A Clinical Case Series,” which appeared in the April, 2012 issue of the  journal Clinical EEG and Neuroscience.  Click here for more information about this years Annual Award for the Best Neurofeedback Article.

If you would like to contact the Foundation for information on researching neurofeedback or to nominate an article for next year’s award, please Contact Us:

Click here for more information about this years Anual Award for the Best Neurofeedback Article.

If you would like to contact the Foundation for information on researching neurofeedback or to nominate an article for next year’s award, please Contact Us:

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By Telephone: 800) 898-7458

By mail:

Foundation for Neurofeedback and Applied Neuroscience
c/o Goldstein
6654 Nevada Avenue
Woodland Hills, California, 91303