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Neurocareers: Doing The Impossible!

Aug 14, 2022

What alternatives are to medication for treating ADD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and brain trauma?

How can we teach the brain to regulate itself and achieve the optimal state for learning, everyday functioning, and peak performance?

How can modern technology aid in the prevention of Alzheimer's dementia?

Tune in to find the answers to these questions and much more in the 11th Neurocareers podcast episode with Thomas Feiner - the Neurofeedback specialist and the Founder of the Institute of EEG-Neurofeedback in Munich, Germany.

During this episode, you will learn about the following:

[00:00] Episode intro and what's in for you in today's episode

[01:21] Meet Thomas Feiner, BCIA, BCN, QEEG-D from the Institute of EEG-Neurofeedback in Munich, Germany

[02:52] Neurofeedback, what it is, how you can use it, and for what purposes

[11:33] Rewarding the brain and providing the environment to help it learn optimally

[13:04] How quickly the brain can find the optimal state and examples of what has worked for Thomas's clients

[15:51] What has changed in Neurofeedback since Thomas started and what he's seen now

[19:28] Top three conditions and evidence-based information on what Neurofeedback provides

[20:48] Career opportunities in Neurofeedback and how you can get into the field

[23:25] The background that you need to get into Neurofeedback

[26:09] The uniqueness of the programs that Thomas offers in Neurofeedback 

[30:24] Thomas's mission and work in educating children about Neurofeedback

[34:34] What Thomas discovered in meditation and mindfulness and what they do in Neurofeedback

[40:10] Thomas's vision and plans in the next 10 to 30 years in the neurofeedback space

[45:03] Thomas's advice to people who want to pursue a career that is not in their locality or in Neurofeedback

[49:25] How to reach out and connect with Thomas

Notable Quotes

  • The brain is a learning organ, and it's designed to learn; it's a huge learning machine with great potential, and you can learn every day in your life till death.
  • Profound changes appear by just rewarding, enhancing, and evolving tiny changes in the brain through Neurofeedback.
  • In Neurofeedback, we only reward the brain for doing something good and better than before; there is no punishment.
  • You've to be patient and open-minded; Neurofeedback works differently for everybody.
  • Neurofeedback is a career that opens many doors, and you can add it as an effective add-on without forgetting what you have done already.
  • Children's brains are always waiting for input, and we cannot feed it with just knowledge; we need to also feed the brains with empathy, excitement, and what the brain can do.
  • When you teach clients to change their quality of life, you make the world a better place.

About the Podcast Guest

Get in touch with Thomas Feiner and find out more information about Neurofeedback here:

Join Neurofeedback and Neurosciences Facebook Group
Learn about Brodmann Areas
Visit the Institute for EEG-Neurofeedback
Find out about Thomas Feiner's projects and research activity at Research Gate
Learn about the IFEN´s ERP-System
Discover the CAPITO Evoked Potentials
Get familiar with Thomas Feiner's invention - a special FREE-CAP gel-free EEG by IFEN
About the Podcast and Its Host

The podcast is brought to you by The Institute of Neuroapproaches and its founder - Milena Korostenskaja, PhD - a neuroscience educator and career coach for students and recent graduates:

Get in touch with Dr. K. at

Schedule an appointment at

Stay tuned!