The First Fifty Years

1st Edition - November 8, 2019

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  • Editors: James Evans, Mary Dellinger, Harold Russell
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128176603
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128176597

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Neurofeedback: The First Fifty Years features broadly recognized pioneers in the field sharing their views and contributions on the history of neurofeedback. With some of the pioneers of neurofeedback already passed on or aging, this book brings together the monumental contributions of renowned researchers and practitioners in an unprecedented, comprehensive volume. With the rapid and exciting advances in this dynamic field, this information is critical for neuroscientists, neurologists, neurophysiologists, cognitive and developmental psychologists and other practitioners, providing a clear presentation of the frontiers of this exciting and medically important area of physiology.

Key Features

  • Contains chapters that are individually authored by pioneers or well-known persons presently active in the neurofeedback field
  • Provides personal and historical perspectives regarding important past and present developments and future needs
  • Enables each author to discuss his or her unique contributions to the field
  • Includes chapters noting the contributions of deceased neurofeedback pioneers


Neuroscientists, neurologists, neurophysiologists, cognitive and developmental psychologists, cognitive neuroscientists, educators, education researchers, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows

Table of Contents

  • 1. Kamiya, Joe
    2. Arns, Martijn
    3. Ayers, Margaret (Written by Penny Montgomery)
    4. Berman, Marvin
    5. Bodenhamer-Davis, Genie
    6. Brown, Valdene
    7. Browne, Thomas
    8. Brownback, Linda and Tom
    9. Budzynski, Helen and Thomas (Written by Jean Tang)
    10. Cantor, David
    11. Chartier, Dan
    12. Collura, Thomas
    13. Cowan, Jonathan
    14. Crane, Adam
    15. Davis, John
    16. Decker, Scott
    17. Dogris, Nicholas
    18. Evans, Jim
    19. Fehmi, Susan and Lester
    20. Fisher, Sebern
    21. Frey, Lauren C
    22. Gluck, Gerald
    23. Gunkleman, Jay
    24. Green Alyce and Elmer ( Written by Peter & Sarah Parks & Jeff Nichols)
    25. Hammond, Corydon
    26. Horvat, Joseph (Written by Ann Marie Horvat)
    27. Hurd, Merlyn
    28. Ibric, Victoria
    29. Kerasidis, Harry
    30. Kerson, Cynthia
    31. Koberda, Lucas
    32. Kropotov, Juri
    33. Larsen, Stephen
    34. Leonard, Lea
    35. Longo, Robert
    36. Lubar, Joel
    37. Lunt, Joy
    38. Lyle, Randall
    39. McCarthy Robert
    40. Nash, John
    41. Ochs, Len
    42. Othmer, Seigfried
    43. Othmer, Sue
    44. Russell, Harold
    45. Scott, Bill
    46. Shtark, Mark
    47. Smith, Mark
    48. Sokadze, Estate
    49. Soutar, Richard
    50. Starr, Freddy
    51. Sterman, Barry
    52. Strehl, Ute
    53. Styffe, John
    54. Surmeli, Tanju
    55. Swingle, Paul
    56. Thatcher, Robert
    57. Thompson, Lynda and Michael
    58. Trudeau, David
    59. Turner, Robert
    60. Walker, Jonathan
    61. White, Nancy
    62. Wigton, Nancy

Product details

  • No. of pages: 536
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: November 8, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128176603
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128176597

About the Editors

James Evans

Dr. James Evans is licensed in clinical and school psychology. Following graduation with a bachelor's degree in education, and a tour of duty in the U.S. Army, he taught in a public high school. Later he earned a master's degree in psychology. After working for six years at a state hospital and a county mental health center, he attended Peabody College of Vanderbilt University where he received a Ph.D. degree in psychology. He was on the faculty of the Psychology Department at the University of South Carolina for thirty years, and is retired from that position. He has completed postdoctoral work in neuropsychology at the University of California at San Francisco, the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia. For over thirty years he also has maintained a successful private practice involving working with children and adults in hospital, school, prison, and private office settings. He has expertise in psychological, neuropsychological and psychoeducational assessment, as well as years of experience in psychotherapy and neurotherapy. He is the author of thirty-five journal articles and nine book chapters, and editor or co-editor of ten psychology-related books, including Rhythmic Stimulation Procedures for Neuromodulation (2017) and Neurofeedback: The First Fifty Years ( 2019). Presently he is self-employed as a psychologist at the Sterlingworth Center in Greenville, SC.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Psychology, University of South Carolina, SC, USA

Mary Dellinger

Mary Blair Dellinger is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of South Carolina. She completed her Masters in Professional Counseling at Liberty University. A graduate of Psychology and Neuroscience from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, Dellinger is BCIA Board Certified in neurofeedback. She has eight years experience conducting neurofeedback sessions with adults and children. She has specialized training in use of advanced procedures such as LORETA neurofeedback and NeuroGuide Software and BCIA certification in Heart Rate Variability (HRV) biofeedback. She is both an ISNR member and a Magellan Scholar. Editor of recent publication Neurofeedback: The First Fifty Years.

Affiliations and Expertise

Licensed Professional Counselor, South Carolina, SC, USA

Harold Russell

Dr. Russell is an adjunct research professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in Galveston, TX. He is a semi-retired clinical psychologist and has been a Member of the Advisory Board at Signal Advance, Inc. since July 2015. He developed, patented and field-tested innovative and inexpensive neurotherapy technologies whose use is shown in experimental research studies to result in long-lasting increases in the IQ test scores of attention deficit disordered children. Dr. Russell specializes in the therapeutic use of rhythmic sensory brain stimulation in those with educational and neurological disorders. He has many years’ experience developing and researching effects of neurotherapeutic sensory stimulation technologies and multiple publications on neuromodulation-related research. Dr. Russell earned a B.A. (marketing and business administration) from the University of Southern Mississippi and earned an MS and Ph.D. (clinical psychology) from the University of Houston.

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Research Professor, University of Texas, USA

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