Thomas Collura, Ph.D., QEEG-D, BCN, LPCC-S
BCIA ID – E5319

Tom Collura

Dr. Collura has over 40 years experience as a biomedical engineer, neurophysiologist, and mental health professional. He has conducted clinical research and development and system design, in the areas of evoked potentials, microelectronics, human factors, EEG mapping for epilepsy surgery, and neurofeedback. His work integrates philosophy, psychology, biology, computers, and electronics. His graduate work focused on the real-time measurement of visual and auditory evoked potentials, and relationships with selective attention in a vigilance task.

He then spent 8 years with AT&T Bell Laboratories as a technical staff member and supervisor in the areas of integrated circuit technology, computer graphics, networking, and man/machine interfaces. He then served from 1988 to 1996 on the Staff of the Department of Neurology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where he conducted research and development in EEG mapping for epilepsy surgery, long-term EEG monitoring, and DC brain potentials. As a consultant to industry, he has designed software and hardware for computerized tomography, automated radiometry, and automated imaging.

Since 1995, Doctor Collura has been founder and president of BrainMaster Technologies, Inc. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, abstracts, and papers. He holds 3 patents and has 3 patents pending, all in the areas of neurofeedback, electrode technology, and evoked potential methods and systems. His current interests focus on research and development of automated neurofeedback systems, evoked potential neurofeedback, and low-cost quantitative EEG. He is also Past President of the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR). He is a licensed mental health counselor (LPC), and Clinical Director of the Brain Enrichment Center, Bedford, OH. He is the author of “Technical Foundations of Neurofeedback” published in 2013 by Taylor & Francis / Routledge


A.B. Philosophy 1973 (Brown University, Providence, RI)

Sc.B. Biology 1973 (Brown University, Providence, RI)

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering 1978 (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH)

M.S.M.H.C. Mental Health Counseling 2013 (Walden University, Minneapolis, MN)

Professional Experience:

Clinical Director, Brain Enrichment Center, Bedford, OH

Biofeedback & Neurofeedback Systems Research, Development, and Design; Publication and Teaching (BrainMaster Technologies, Inc., Stress Therapy Solutions, Inc.)

Project Director, CT Imaging Systems & Software Design (Siemens Medical Systems, GE Systems Aviation

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering (Case Western Reserve University, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine)

Neurological Computing Scientist: Section of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology (Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Department of Neurology)

Supervisor, Software & Systems Engineering: Computer Graphics (AT&T Bell Laboratories, Computer Systems Division)

Staff, Silicon Semiconductor Engineering: MOS-LSI Microcircuit process design and development (AT&T Bell Laboratories, Electronic Components Division)

Mechanical Engineer: Industrial Drives Division (Eaton Corp.)

Professional Credentials:

President (2009) International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR)

Board Member (2007-8) Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Neurofeedback (AAPB)

President (2006) Neurofeedback Division, AAPB

Board Member (2003) ISNR

Certified as trainer by Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA)

Thomas Collura Workshop Information

  • October 15-17, 2018 Location Glendale, AZ Pre-Conference ISNR Workshop: Brain-based assessment and treatment alternatives for the 21st century
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  • October 5-7, 2018 Location Cleveland, OH Hands on workshop Bring your equipment. Leave as an INTERMEDIATE USER GUARANTEED!
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  • November 7-11, 2018 Location Cleveland, OH Get an in-depth understanding of neuroanatomy/neurophysiology and use of a comprehensive neurodiagnostic process to create training protocols with and without Live Z-scores! PLUS: successful business and marketing tips from a 20-year neurofeedback practice!
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  • June 28 – 30, 2018 Location Cleveland, OH Specifically designed for the advanced provider, this workshop will offer in-depth clinical analysis of qEEG brain maps, review more complex applications of the BrainAvatar software (such as Z-Builder and data interpretation), discuss how to customize surface and sLORETA z-score training protocols based on more complex treatment goals, and examine pre and post maps from case studies to explore more nuanced client management strategies.
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  • March 1-3, 2019 Location Cleveland, OH Hands on workshop Bring your equipment. Leave as an INTERMEDIATE USER GUARANTEED!
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