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5 Neurofeedback Books You Should Read

Updated: Oct 10, 2022

✓ Fact checked by: Dr. Glen M Doniger, PhD

Have you ever wondered which books sit on the shelves of neurofeedback practitioners?

The ones that teach you the history of neurofeedback and its different approaches, but also help you decide on the best system for your practice. These books are based on knowledge, not marketing claims.

If you're interested in reading material that can help you use neurofeedback effectively, check out this list of the top five neurofeedback books. They are packed with valuable information, case studies, step-by-step instructions, protocols, logs, and sample scripts.

1.Getting Started with Neurofeedback by John N. Demos

"The book is replete with excellent clinical examples." - Dick A. Gerardi, Ph.D., BCN, Clinical Associate Professor

In Getting Started with Neurofeedback John N. Demos offers a step-by-step guide for professional health care providers who wish to begin with neurofeedback and experienced clinicians looking for a concise guide.

You may learn:

  • How neurofeedback works

  • When neurofeedback is the therapy of choice

  • Why should you add it to your existing healthcare practice

  • What kind of training you should get

  • What type of equipment you should buy

The first part of the book will introduce you to the world of neurofeedback, its history, and its scientific basis. Presented studies can help you apply what you're learning, and demos take the mystery out of the assessment process. You will also be able to see charts and examples of topographic brain maps.

2. A Symphony in the Brain: The Evolution of the New Brain Wave Biofeedback by Jim Robbins

“At the heart of this riveting story are the people whose lives have been transformed by neurofeedback." - Publishers Weekly

Jim Robbins traces the fascinating story of neurofeedback development, from its discovery to its growing application across the country and worldwide. He offers many case studies, accessible scientific explanations, and personal accounts.

In A Symphony in the Brain, Robbins introduced Dr. Barry Sterman, whose 40 years of research supports neurofeedback to treat epilepsy, to Jesse DeBoer, who was born with severe brain damage.

Jesse DeBoer can now, at 19, function on the level of a learning-disabled person. He also introduced school principal Linda Vergara, who teaches grade school students to train their brains instead of using Ritalin to treat