Neurocore Reflects On The History Of Brain Understanding
Neurocore points out that the human brain is the place where we get our emotions, behaviors, thoughts and perceptions. Our brain consists of tons of tiny neurons that regulate electrical activity throughout the brain with chemical signals. These tiny neurons are what gives us our emotions, functioning and thinking ability, and our ability to understand complex information. It’s our brains we are using to gain a better understanding of how the brain works. Even though the understanding has increased throughout the years, there is so much more to be discovered.
Advances In Understanding
Evolution in neurofeedback, brain mapping and EEG technology has come at a great pace and has provided scientists better clarity on the workings of the brain and how functioning can be improved. Neurocore and other similar companies have using this understanding to help our mental acuity and resolve mental issues including anxiety, ASD, ADHD, and depression. Even though the public is only recently gaining access to neurotherapeutic applications, these applications have been researched and development since the mid-twentieth century.
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How It All Started
Long before Neurocore, one of the initial contributions to learning about neuroscience came from a couple of Italian scientists in the late 18th century. Alessandro Volta and Luigi Galvani are respected as the forefathers of bioelectric theory and electrophysiology. Galvani experimented during lightning storms, connecting frog legs on a iron fence. The frog legs would contract when the lightning flashed. Galvani proposed that the contracting was caused by animal electricity built up in the fog legs. Volta correctly proposed that the contractions were caused by different electrical properties in the saline interfaces, he could prove his theory until 1800.
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History Of The Electroencephalogram (EEG)
An EEG is a test used to find electrical activity in the brain. It uses metal discs known as electrodes to sit on the scalp and find any electrical impulses the brain releases. The impulses is how the brain communicates at all time. The impulses then show up on an EEG recording as wavy lines that help the brain get diagnosed. Historically the EEG was used to diagnose epilepsy, but today, Neurocore can use it to find and remedy brain disorders and other mental issues such as brain damage, inflammation, tumors, stroke, dysfunction, and sleep disorders.