Brain Mapping (Quantitative Electroencephalogram – QEEG)

Much of the groundbreaking work in neurofeedback was done without the aid of QEEG. Many practitioners still use protocols that are generally safe and provide the ability for most brains to develop flexibility and increased control.

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What is a quantitative electroencephalogram (QEEG)?

Starting in the 1970s it became possible to store the EEG signals on computer media for later analysis.  As computers and electronic amplifiers became smaller and faster, and as mathematical methods developed, it has become possible to store 19 or more channels of EEG data on a laptop computer using an amplifier the size of a hardback book.  Often the sensors are attached to the inner surface of a cloth or mesh cap.  The caps come in various sizes so that the sensors will be accurately placed on any size head.  The computer is capable of recognizing many more and subtle patterns among the brain waves in various locations than the eye can possibly see.  These patterns are then graphically displayed as colored brain maps, graphs, and charts.  Despite the impressive ability to detect subtle significant patterns, the raw EEG must always be analyzed by a trained eye in order to avoid misinterpretation or ambiguity in the QEEG.  A very special feature of modern QEEG is that all the data from a client’s recording can be compared to several databases of ‘normal’ individuals brainwaves.  This makes it much easier to spot statistically significant deviations.  These deviations may or not be clinically significant.  It is important to consider them in light of any complaints or conditions the client might have in order to better appreciate their significance if any.

How and why is QEEG used in Neurofeedback?

Much of the groundbreaking work in neurofeedback was done without the aid of QEEG.  Many practitioners still use protocols that are generally safe and provide the ability for most brains to develop flexibility and increased control.  There are, however, other types of neurofeedback protocols that aim to specifically increase or decrease certain frequencies at certain locations on the cortex (outer layer of the brain).  In these cases, a QEEG can give valuable insight into which areas of the brain may need to be strengthened and which may need to be relaxed.  The QEEG can also tell how well each of the 19 measured areas of the cortex communicates with each of the 18 remaining sites.  These measures, which include such mathematical measures as ‘coherence’, ‘comodulation’, ‘phase’, etc., can also be compared to norms in a database.  These ‘network’ operations of the brain may be trained as easily as amplitude abnormalities.

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