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Dozenten des IFEN

Ph.D., BCN Estate (Tato) M. Sokhadze

Estate (Tato) M. Sokhadze, Ph.D., BCN
Research Professor of Biomedical Sciences
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Greenville Campus, Greenville, SC, USA
Phone: (864) 454-1080



MS in Biology/Physiology, Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Rep. Georgia


Ph.D. in Biology/Physiology, Russian Academy Medical Sciences


Post-doc Physiology & Pharmacology Fellowship, Physiology, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC


Post-doc, Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology, Rice University, Houston, TX



2015 -

Research Professor, Dept. Biomedical Sciences, University of South Carolina –School of Medicine-Greenville, Greenville, SC

2016 -

Clinical Professor, Clemson University School of Health Sciences, Clemson, SC

2015 -

Gratis Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY


Associate Research Professor, Director of Evoked Potential Laboratory,

Dept. Psychiatry, University of Louisville, School of Medicine, Louisville, KY


Assistant Research Professor, Director of Evoked Potential Laboratory, Dept.

Psychiatry, University of Louisville, School of Medicine, Louisville, KY


2017           Board Certification in Neurofeedback (BCN), Biofeedback Certification International Alliance


International Society Neurofeedback & Research (ISNR), Association Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback (AAPB), International Organization for Psychophysiology (IOP), Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR), International Society for Addiction Medicine (ISAM), Neurofeedback and Neuromodulation Research (formerly ISNR-RF, President since 2014)


2000, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2015-2017

AAPB Citation Presentation Award

2007-2009, 2011, 2013

Jewish Hospital Award for Innovation, Behavioral Brain Sciences, Research!Louisville Award; Louisville, KY;


Joel F. Lubar Award for the contribution to the ISNR and advancement of the neurotherapy


Grand Prix of Junior Kentucky Science Fair Student Presentation (*Mentor), Louisville, KY

2012, 2014

ISNR Research Best Student Paper Awards (Mentor)


AAPB Distinguished Scientist Award


Journal Editorial Board Membership: Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback, Editorial Board;

J Neurotherapy, Associate Editor; J Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Editorial Board, J Bioengineering and Biomedical Sciences, Editorial Board; Journal of Complementary Medicine and Integrative Health, Editorial Board; NeuroRegulation, Associate Editor.

Reviewer for more than 40 journals, several book publishers, member of review panels (study sections) at NIH, DoD and several international funding agencies.


Pritchard, W., Sokhadze, E., and Houlihan, M.: Effects of nicotine and smoking on event-related potentials. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 6(6):961-984, 2004.

Sokhadze, T., Tasman, A., Singh, S., Stewart, C., Surja, A., and Hollifield, M.: Dense-array qEEG/ERP study of frontal deficits in patients with substance use disorder and PTSD. J. Neurother. 12(1):73-77, 2007.

Sokhadze, T.M., Cannon, R., and Trudeau, D.L.: EEG biofeedback as a treatment for substance use disorders: Review, rating of efficacy and recommendations for future research. Appl. Psychophysiol. Biofeedback 33(1):1-28, 2008.

Sokhadze, E., Stewart, C., Hollifield, M., and Tasman, A.: Event-related potential study of executive dysfunctions in a speeded reaction task in cocaine addiction. J. Neurother. 12(4):185-204, 2008.

Sokhadze, E., Singh, S., Stewart, C., Hollifield, M., El-Baz, A., and Tasman, A.: Attentional bias to drug and stress-related pictorial cues in cocaine addiction comorbid with PTSD. J. Neurother. 12(4):205-225, 2008.

Sokhadze, E.M., El-Baz, A., Baruth, J., Mathai, G., Sears, L., and Casanova M.F.: Effect of a low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on gamma frequency oscillations and event-related potentials during processing of illusory figures in autism. J. Autism Dev. Disord. 39(4):619-634, 2009.

Sokhadze, E., Baruth, J., Tasman, A., Sears, L., Mathai, G., El-Baz, A., and Casanova, M.F.: Event-related potential study of novelty processing abnormalities in autism. Appl. Psychophysiol. Biofeedback 34(1):37-51, 2009.

Sokhadze, E., Stewart, C., Sokhadze, G., Husk, M, and Tasman, A.: Effects of neurofeedback-based behavioral therapy on ERP measures of executive functions in drug abuse. J. Neurother. 13(4):260-262, 2009.

Sokhadze, E., Baruth, J., Tasman, A., Mansoor, M., Ramaswamy, R., Sears, L., Mathai, G.,   El -Baz, A., and Casanova, M.F.: Low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) affects event-related potential measures of novelty processing in autism. Appl. Psychophysiol. Biofeedback 35(2):147-161, 2010.

Sokhadze, E., Baruth, J., El-Baz, A., Horrell, T., Sokhadze, G., Carroll, T., Tasman, A., Sears, L., and Casanova, M.F.: Impaired error monitoring and correction function in autism. J. Neurother. 14(2):79-95, 2010.

Baruth, J., Casanova, M., Sears, L., and Sokhadze, E.: Early-stage visual processing abnormalities in high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Transl. Neurosci. 1(2):177-187, 2010.

Sherlin, L., Arns, M., Lubar, J., and Sokhadze, E.: A position paper on neurofeedback for the treatment of ADHD. J. Neurother. 14(2):66-78, 2010.

Horrell, T., El-Baz, A., Baruth, J., Tasman, A., Sokhadze, G., Stewart, C., and Sokhadze, E.: Neurofeedback effects on evoked and induced EEG gamma band reactivity to drug -related cues in cocaine addiction. J. Neurother. 14(3):195-216, 2010.

Baruth, J., Casanova, M., El-Baz, A., Horrell, T., Mathai, G., Sears, L., and Sokhadze, E.: Low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation modulates evoked-gamma frequency oscillations in autism spectrum disorders. J. Neurother. 14(3):179-194, 2010.

Sokhadze, E.M., Tasman, A., Tamas, R., and El-Mallakh, R.S.: Event-related potential study of the effects of emotional facial expressions on task performance in euthymic bipolar patients. Appl. Psychophysiol. Biofeedback 36(1):1-13, 2011.

Sokhadze, E., Stewart, C. M., Tasman, A., Daniels, R., and Trudeau, D.: Review of rationale for neurofeedback application in adolescent substance abusers with comorbid disruptive behavioral disorders. J. Neurother. 15:232-261, 2011.

Gross, E., El-Baz, A.S., Sokhadze, G.E., Sears, L., Casanova, M.F., and Sokhadze, E.M.: Induced EEG gamma oscillation alignment improves differentiation between autism and ADHD group responses in a facial categorization task. J. Neurother. 16(2):78-91, 2012.

Sokhadze, E.: Peak performance training using prefrontal EEG biofeedback. Biofeedback 39:7-15, 2012.

Sokhadze, E.M., Baruth, J.M., Sears, L., Sokhadze, G.E., El-Baz, A.S., and Casanova, M.F.: Prefrontal neuromodulation using rTMS improves error monitoring and correction functions in autism. Appl. Psychophysiol. Biofeedback 37(2):91-102, 2012.

Sokhadze, E.M., Baruth, J.M, Sears, L., Sokhadze, G.E., El-Baz, A.S, Williams, E., Klapheke, R., and Casanova, M.F.: Event-related potential study of attention regulation during illusory figure categorization task in ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and typical children. J. Neurother. 16(1):12-31, 2012.

Casanova, M., Baruth, J., El-Baz, A., Tasman, A., Sears, L., and Sokhadze, E.: Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) modulates event-related potential (ERP) indices of attention in autism. Transl. Neurosci. 3(2):170-180, 2012.

Hillard, B., El-Baz, A.S., Sears, L., Tasman, A., and Sokhadze, E.M.: Neurofeedback training aimed to improve focused attention and alertness in children with ADHD: a study of relative power of EEG rhythms using custom-made software application. Clin. EEG Neurosci. 44(3):193-202, 2013.

Sokhadze, E.M., El-Baz, A.S., Sears, L.L., Opris, I., and Casanova, M.F.: rTMS neuromodulation improves electrocortical functional measures of information processing and behavioral responses in autism. Front. Syst. Neurosci. 8:134, 2014.

Sokhadze, E.M., El-Baz, A.S., Tasman, A., Sears, L.L., Wang, Y., Lamina, E.V., and Casanova, M.F.: Neuromodulation integrating rTMS and neurofeedback for the treatment of autism spectrum disorder: an exploratory study. Appl. Psychophysiol. Biofeedback 39(3-4):237-257, 2014.

Sokhadze, E.M., Frederick, J., Wang, Y., Kong, M., El-Baz, A., Tasman, A., and Casanova, M.F.: Event-related potential (ERP) study of facial expression processing deficits in autism, J. Communications Research, 7(4):391-412, 2015.

Sokhadze, E.M., Tasman, A., Sokhadze, G., El-Baz, A.S., and Casanova, M.F.: Behavioral, cognitive, and motor preparation deficits in a visual cued spatial attention task in autism. Appl. Psychophysiol. Biofeedback 41:81-92, 2016.

Wang, Y., Sokhadze, E.M., El-Baz, A.S., Li, X., Sears, L., Casanova, M. F., and Tasman, A.: Relative power of specific EEG bands and their ratios during neurofeedback training in children with autism spectrum disorder. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 9:723, 2016.

Sokhadze, E. M., Casanova, M. F., El-Baez, A. S., Farag, H. E., Li, X., and Wang, Y.: TMS-based neuromodulation of evoked and induced gamma oscillations and event-related potentials in children with autism. NeuroRegulation 3(3):101-126, 2016.

Sokhadze, E., and Daniels, R.: Effects of prefrontal 40 Hz-centered EEG band neurofeedback on emotional state and cognitive functions in adolescents. Adolescent Psychiatry, 6(2), 116-129, 2016.

Sokhadze, E.M., Casanova, M. F., Casanova, E., Lamina, E., Kelly, D.P., and Khachidze, I.: Event-related potentials (ERP) in cognitive neuroscience research and application. NeuroRegulation 4(1): 14-27, 2017; http://dx.doi.org/10.15540/nr.4.1.14.

Sokhadze, E., Lamina, E., Casanova, E., Kelly, D., Opris, I., Khachidze, I., and Casanova, M.F. Atypical processing of novel distracters in a visual oddball task in autism spectrum disorder. Behav. Sci. 7:79, 2017; http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/bs7040079.


Trudeau, D., Sokhadze, E., and Cannon, R.: Neurofeedback in alcohol and drug dependency. In: H. Budzynski, T. Budzynski, J. Evans and A. Abarbanel (Eds.); Introduction to Quantitative EEG and Neurofeedback: Advanced Theory and Applications. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2009, pp. 239-267.

Sokhadze, E.M., Baruth, J., Tasman, A., and Casanova, M.F.: Event-related potential studies of cognitive processing abnormalities in autism. In: M.F. Casanova, A.S. El-Baz and J.S. Suri (Eds.); Imaging the Brain in Autism. Springer: New York, 2013, pp. 61-86.

Casanova, M.F., Baruth, J., El-Baz, A.S., Sokhadze, G.E., Hensley, M., and Sokhadze, E.M.: Evoked and induced gamma- frequency oscillation in autism. In: M.F. Casanova, A.S. El-Baz and J.S. Suri (Eds.); Imaging the Brain in Autism. Springer: New York, 2013, pp. 87-106.

Sokhadze, E.M., Trudeau, D.L., and Cannon, R.L.: Treating addiction disorders. In: D.S. Cantor and J.R. Evans (Eds.); Clinical Neurotherapy: Application of Techniques for Treatment. Elsevier, Academic Press: San Diego, CA, 2014, pp. 265-299.

Sokhadze, E., Sears, L., El-Baz, A., Tasman, A. and Casanova, M.F.: Clinical applications of electrophysiological approaches based on cortical modularity. In: M.F. Casanova and I. Opris (Eds.); Recent Advances on the Modular Organization of the Cortex. Springer: New York, 2015, pp. 239-270.

Sokhadze, E.M., Frederick, J., Wang, Y., Kong, M., El-Baz, A.S., Tasman, A., and Casanova, M.F.: Event-related potential (ERP) study of facial expression processing deficits in autism. In: B. Flores (Ed.); Emotional and Facial Expressions: Recognition, Developmental Differences and Social Importance. NOVA Science Publishers, 2015, pp.109-130.

Sokhadze, E.M., Trudeau, D., Cannon, R., Bodenhamer-Davis, E., & Davis, R.E.: Substance use disorders and neurofeedback. In: M. Schwartz and F. Andrasik (Eds.); Biofeedback: A Practitioner’s Guide, Fourth Edition, Guilford Press, 2016, pp. 707-716.

Sokhadze, E., El-Baz, A., Tasman, A., Sokhadze, G., Farag, H., and Casanova, M.F.: Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulations (rTMS) effects on evoked and induced gamma frequency EEG oscillations in autism spectrum disorder. In: M.F. Casanova, A.S. El-Baz and J. Suri (Eds.); Autism Imaging and Devices. Francis & Taylor Publ., 2016, pp.497-536.

Sokhadze, E.M.; Casanova M. F.; Casanova, E.; Kelly, D.P.; Khachidze, I.; Wang, Y.; Li, X. Applications of ERPs in autism research and as functional outcomes of neuromodulation treatment. In: S.R Harris (Ed.); Event-Related Potential (ERP): Methods, Outcomes and Research Insights. NOVA Science Publishers: NY, 2017, pp.27-88.

Sokhadze, E.M.: Lessons learned from Peniston’s brainwave training protocol. In: A. Martins-Mourao and C. Kerson (Eds.); Alpha Theta Neurofeedback in the 21st Century: A Handbook for Clinicians and Practitioners, Expanded 2nd edition. FNNR, BMed Press: Murfreesboro, TN, 2017, pp. 245-279.

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Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=list_works&hl=en&user=LSOB_IsAAAAJ&gmla=AJsN-F4RvH3RG8z8pHOF1QQcb9T_q2zSxFSvdaEUsPVHet1ToKNTCtczioFZvO-gUP1zSVVpico-NCmHC-Aa_kA374PWkBj_AY2SSWQAeGoWrN3g4Frupp8

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