The International Society for Neurofeedback & Research (ISNR) is a membership organization comprised of people from many countries and various professional disciplines doing neurotherapy, neurofeedback training and research. ISNR supports education and excellence in the field of neurofeedback training and neurotherapy and seeks the validation and acceptance of this discipline by a broad spectrum of society.
Both the society and its members gladly cooperate with other like-minded organizations and individuals. Today, neurofeedback, also called EEG biofeedback or EEG operant conditioning, is the most commonly used form of neuronal regulation. It is often used in conjunction with other forms of biofeedback as well as with whatever other professional services its practitioners are additionally qualified and licensed to render such as, psychology, medicine, clinical social work, nursing, education, counseling, etc. Persons who fit within this framework are cordially invited to submit an application for membership.
Quantitative EEG (QEEG) or brain mapping is commonly used to guide the most efficient application of neurofeedback.
The original name of the society from 1995 through 1998 was, Society for the Study of Neuronal Regulation, but it was shortened to Society for Neuronal Regulation for simplicity and to better convey the purposes of the organization. The name was changed again in 2002 to International Society for Neuronal Regulation and again in 2006 to International Society for Neurofeedback & Research to better reflect the fact that members of the society now came from all parts of the globe, not just North America and that research is a critical function of the society.