Our brains are electric. Every thought, emotion, and sensation is due to small amounts of electricity firing between brain cells. While the better-known EKG process measures the electrical activity of your heart, EEG measures electrical activity in your brain. Quantitative Electroencephalography (QEEG) is the measurement, using digital technology, of electrical patterns at the surface of the scalp which primarily reflect cortical activity, known as “brainwaves”.
QEEG BRAIN MAPPING
QEEG is a ‘state-of-mind test’ for the brain, providing an objective assessment of how these brainwaves function. The QEEG provides a 3-D reconstruction of brain activity, enabling us to see unique patterns of mental strengths and weaknesses. areas of the brain where there is too little or too much activity, and areas that are not coordinating their activity the best they could.
A multi-electrode recording of brainwave activity is captured and converted into numbers by a computer. These numbers are then statistically analyzed and converted into a color map of brain functioning. A patient’s/client’s performance can be statistically compared to that of a large population data base. Such comparisons allow the clinician to determine whether or not brain functioning is abnormal, to what degree, in which locations, and in which frequency bands (delta, alpha, gamma, etc).
Once we can see the reason for your struggles on a brain level, your clinician can choose specifically where to train your brain to most effectively achieve your goals. Having this diagnostic information guides Neurofeedback protocols to uniquely treat a variety of brain dysregulations, including: ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, learning disabilities, memory disorders like Alzheimer’s, PTSD, sleep disorders, and more.