Rex Cannon, PhD Biography

Photo of Rex Cannon PhDRex L. Cannon, Ph.D. received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Psychology and director of the clinical neuroscience laboratory at University of Tennessee and director of the cognitive neuroscience laboratory at Cole Neuroscience Center, Memory Disorder Clinic. He completed his Ph.D. in experimental psychology with an emphasis in neuroscience methods, neurophysiology, and biological psychology.

He is author of several book chapters and has published numerous neuroscience papers in peer-reviewed journals, including the first work demonstrating that human beings can learn to change the electrical activity in specific regions within the cortex using spatial specific neuro-operant learning. He has received awards for research presentations and was recently nominated by the National Institute of Drug Abuse for a young investigator award. Dr. Rex Cannon has collaborated on a book chapter about the efficacy of neurofeedback for treatment of substance use disorders, and is developing statistical models for reporting psychotherapy and addiction treatment efficacy. He received several awards during his graduate training, including the Cureton Award for outstanding scholarship in the areas of psychometrics and neuropsychology. Dr. Cannon has presented research at Columbia University and Harvard Medical School.

More recently, he has introduced a standard protocol for assessing treatment outcomes for psychiatric syndromes. He has developed chemical dependency assessment instruments and a treatment model incorporating standardized group therapy and spatial-specific neurofeedback training.

Associate Editor:
Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease
Journal of Neurotherapy: Investigations in Neuromodulation, Neurofeedback and Applied Neuroscience

Brain and Cognition
Neuroscience Letters
Journal of Black Psychology

Low Resolution Brain Electromagnetic Tomography (LORETA): Basic Concepts and Clinical Applications

Book Chapters:
Trudeau DL, Sokhadze TM, Cannon RL. (2009). Neurofeedback in alcohol and drug dependency. Introduction to Quantitative EEG and Neurofeedback (Second Edition). San Diego: Academic Press, pp. 239-267.

Little, K., Lubar, J.F. & Cannon, R.L. (2010). Neurofeedback: Research-Based Treatment for ADHD. In Handbook of Integrative Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Behavioral Medicine.