Neurofeedback Study


The Neurofeedback Study

The Neurofeedback Study examines the interaction between different parts of the brain and our ability to increase or decrease the activity in these different areas. The information collected will help us understand how networks in the brain interact and how they affect personality and memory. This study is open to adults from ages 21 to 45 who live in Rockland, Westchester, Orange, and Bergen Counties.

The Neurofeedback Study is currently funded by the US National Institutes of Health and the NY State Office of Mental Health.  Results from this study are shared with research scientists around the world to speed scientific discovery.

Study visits

This study takes place at the Nathan Kline Institute (NKI) in Orangeburg, NY, which is easily accessible by municipal bus routes. It includes a total of three visits which are set up for the convenience of participants. Both weekday and weekend hours are available for scheduling.

The Neurofeedback Study involves one day-long visit and two short visits. The first visit is short and allows participants to learn more about the study and what is involved.

The second lasts a full day and includes a general medical evaluation, questionnaires, interviews about emotions and life experiences, cognitive tests (of memory, attention, and problem solving), and an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan. MRIs are non-invasive and use no radiation or dyes.

The third visit lasts a half day and takes place shortly after the second one. During this visit, participants will learn to control simple computer games with their own brain activity during an MRI scan.

Participants’ results

Participants will receive a copy of their blood work results and their MRI report if they wish. Our clinical research team is available to discuss results from other study procedures and provide personalized feedback upon request.


Participants’ confidential health information is protected by a Certificate of Confidentiality from the US Government. Scientific results that are shared with research scientists will not include any personal identifying information.


Participants will receive a total of $220 for the first two visits and $60 for the additional half-day visit. In addition, lunch will be provided on full-day visits. Transportation costs are included in the total payment of the study.


The Adult Longitudinal Study

The Child Longitudinal Study

The Neurofeedback Study


The Discovery Science Study

Rockland Sample Pilot Study

If you are interested in participating in the Initiative, please call (845) 398-2183 or fill out a contact form here.