Professor of Clinical Neuroscience
Dr. Robert Thatcher received a B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Oregon and a Ph.D. in biopsychology from the University of Waterloo. From 1971-72, he was a NIH postdoctoral fellow in neurobiology and neurophysiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine before joining the faculties of New York Medical College and NYU School of Medicine. From 1979 to 1999, Dr. Thatcher was a professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland before joining the faculty of the National Institutes of Health as the program manager for the 1st 128 channel EEG system where he served on the National Institutes of Health Scientific Advisory Committee for the NIH Human Brain Map Project. From 1993 to 2006 Dr. Thatcher was the director of the NeuroImaging Laboratory at the Bay Pines VA Medical Center, Bay Pines, Florida, and was an adjunct professor in the Departments of Neurology and Radiology at the University of South Florida, He also was the EEG and MRI principal investigator for the Department of Defense and Veterans Administration Head Injury Program (DVHIP). In 1998 he was awarded the “Life Time Achievement Award for Work in the Scientific Specialty of QEEG”, by the American Board of Certification of Quantitative Electroencephalography, in 2008 he was the recipient of the AAPB “Hans Berger Award of Merit” and in 2009 he was awarded the ISNR “Life Time Achievement Award for work in EEG and Quantitative EEG”. He is the developer of NeuroGuide software for QEEG and Neurofeedback and is the author of over 200 publications, including eight books. His most recent books are the “Handbook of Quantitative Electroencephalography and EEG Biofeedback” and “Z Score Neurofeedback: Clinical Applications” (co-edited with Dr. Joel Lubar). He is currently the director of the Applied Neuroscience Research Institute and the President & CEO of Applied Neuroscience, Inc.