Brain Mapping

QEEG-Brain Mapping

Quantitative electroencephalography, or qEEG, also known as brain mapping, is an advanced procedure that lets us get a close-up view of the function of the brain and measure and analyze brainwave patterns. This process provides a non-diagnostic assessment of the brain`s electrical activity and serves as a road map for neurofeedback therapy.

We record your brainwave by placing an EEG cap on your head. Small sensors are placed inside the cap that can pick up the tiny electrical signals generated by the brain cells. These signals are then amplified and recorded, creating an electroencephalogram (EEG).

What is the difference between EEG and qEEG?

The “q” in qEEG stands for “quantitative”, so in addition to recording the data, this technique uses sophisticated computerized algorithms to analyze the electrical patterns in your brain which provide valuable insights into your brain’s function by examining various aspects, such as analysis of specific frequency bands and signal complexity, and analysis of connectivity and network in your brain.
qEEG helps us create a graphic display of the brain’s electrical activity, known as a “brain map”. This map illustrates the brainwaves’ unique patterns and frequencies across different brain regions. By analyzing these brainwave patterns, we can gain valuable information about various components of your executive function such as attention regulation, memory, emotional regulation, and overall cognitive processing. This information can help us identify any imbalances or irregularities in brain activity and determine patterns associated with specific neurological conditions or cognitive processes.
By analyzing the unique patterns in the brainwaves, we find out the reason behind some conditions such as attention deficit disorders, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, epilepsy, and developmental issues.
qEEG provides crucial information for creating personalized brain training plans. By understanding your brain’s unique patterns, we can tailor individual brain training protocols to target specific areas of your brain that require adjustment or regulation.

What to expect during a qEEG session?

The process begins with discussing background, medical, developmental, and educational history, symptoms and their severity, major life events, and your family structure to better understand your unique case.
Then we will start the qEEG recording where you can simply relax in a comfortable chair while a soft qEEG-cap is carefully placed on your head. The qEEG equipment records your brainwave activities in states of open and closed eyes. The whole process is non-invasive with no pain and discomfort involved.

When and how you would get the results?

Usually, it will take about a week to prepare the results. After completing all evaluations and questionnaires, we discuss the results and explain what they mean during an in-person session. If you are interested, you could have a PDF version of the brain mapping via email.

To learn more about qEEG and its applications, contact us today to schedule a qEEG assessment and start a transformative journey toward optimal brain function and well-being.


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