qEEG / Brain Mapping
qEEG (Quantitative Electroencephalography), also known as 'brain mapping,' is simply a way to analyze electroencephalography, or EEG activity. EEG activity is the electrical activity that is produced by the brain and read on the scalp by small non-invasive electrodes/sensors. When we look at this activity, at first it simply looks like the picture at the bottom left. We can then 'map' that activity by analyzing it in various ways and creating visual representations of the the EEG, creating a qEEG. An example of this is shown below, on the bottom right. A qEEG gives us a visual look at the baseline functioning of each person's brain as measured by EEG. A qEEG can be used for a variety of things, but it is most important for treatment planning and figuring out what neurofeedback types and protocols will be most effective with each individual client. Please feel free to call or setup an appointment to have any, questions answered and to get your brain mapped!