Analyzing the Brain
A brain map is an EEG recording that identifies specific brain areas that are malfunctioning, pinpointing exact brain waves that cause problems to occur in mental and emotional behavior.
A brain map uses advanced state-of-the-art computer equipment that measures and displays the electrical wave patterns generated by the brain. These patterns are then compared against a database of patterns to determine what areas of the brain are generating electrical wave patterns within the "normal" range and what areas of the brain are generating wave patterns outside of the "normal" range. A map of these pattern comparisons is created to identify which areas of the brain need to be corrected and re-tained to more closely match normal.
"An EEG Brain Map provides additional information that cannot be identified in a visual evaluation of the standard EEG." -Jay Gunkelman, EEG Specialist in California
"Of all the imaging modalities, the greatest body of replicated evidence regarding psychiatric and developmental disorders, has been provided by EEG and Brain Map EEG studies." -Dr. John R. Hughes, M.D., Ph.D. and E. Roy John, Ph.D. University of Illinois School of Medicine, and the Brain Research Laboratories, New York University Medical Center
Red - Too much activity in the brain
Red - Too much activity in the brain
Blue - Not enough activity in the brain
Red - Indicates "Hotspots" of abnormal activity in the brain.
Retraining the Brain
"Ordinarily, we cannot influence our brainwave patterns because we lack awareness of them. However, when you can see your brainwaves on a computer screen a few thousandths of a second after they occur, it gives you the ability to influence and change them. the mechanism of action is operant conditioning. ...We are literally reconditioning and retraining the brain." -Dr. Corydon Hammond, Professor & Psychologist at university of Utah school of Medicine in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Neurofeedback uses highly specialized equipment to re-train the brain. the process normalizes and corrects malfunctioning brain wave patterns.
Through the use of computerized pictures and sound to provide positive feedback when normal brain wave patterns are produced, individuals learn how to self-regulate and control their own brainwaves. This self-regulation leads to the individual changing and improving their mental and emotional states, and patterns of behavior.
More than 35 years of research in university labs has shown that training the brain with neurofeedback has an 85% success rate of improving ADD, hyperactivity, learning difficulties, and other problems caused by abnormal brain activity.
"In my 38 years of practice, I have never seen any treatment that comes close to producing the results that neurofeedback offers... I have seen results achieved in days and weeks that previously took months and years to achieve." -Jack Woodward, MD Psychiatrist, Clayton, Georgia
In my experience with EEG Neurofeedback and ADD, many people are able to improve their reading skills and decrease their need for medication." -Daniel Amen M.D.
IMPROVING YOUR BRAIN...
Improving Your Life
Frank H. Duffy, M.D., Professor and Neurologist at Harvard Medical School, states in the journal Clinical Electroencephalography that neurofeedback "should play a major therapeutic role in many difficult areas" of psychiatric problems.
ADD & Hyperactivity
The QEEG Brain Map is a Laboratory Test because it measures the ratio of slow waves to fast waves to diagnose ADD.
"Using neurofeedback to retrain the brain corrects depression, as well as producing a brain state that is less vulnerable to depression." -Drs. Baehrs & Rosenfeld, Northwestern University
Cognitive Deficits, Senility, and Dementias
"Loss of memory, inability to recall, and confusion, are classic signs of problems with slow brain waves. The neurofeedback "Brain Brightening" process of reducing slow waves enhances cognitive processing." -Dr. Thomas Budzynski, University of Washington
Brain Injury & Strokes
"Patients can be taught to promote normal functioning in the brain by normalizing dysfunctional brain wave patterns." -Dr. Jacques Duff in Clinical EEG and Neuroscience
"When using neurofeedback procedures with epileptic seizures (grand mal, complex partial, and petit mal), 82% of patients demonstrated seizure reductions." -Dr. M. Barry Sterman, department of Neurobiology and Behavioral Psychiatry, School of Medicine, UCLA Medical Center
- Reading Difficulties
- Math Disabilities
- Learning Disabilities
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Language Comprehension
- Expressive Speech
- Auditory Processing
- Sleep Disorders
- Social Discomfort
ADD, HYPERACTIVITY, DYSLEXIA,
and Learning Disabilities
"Among the newer approaches to managing ADD, the most exciting is a learning process called neurofeedback. It empowers a person to shift the way he pays attention. Neurofeedback has no negative side effects. Instead of using chemicals to alter brain activity, neurofeedback training uses the latest computer technology to teach people with ADD to maintain focus and concentration." -William Sears, M.D., and Lynda Thompson, Ph.D., authors of The ADD Book
"in my own practice, I've used neurofeedback in a comprehensive medical treatment program to help more than 1,000 patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder." -David F. Velkoff, MD, Medical Director, Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine, Los Angeles
"When you take somebody off of medication, they tend to revert to their original state and behavior. We've done studies that have shown that, even after ten years, the neurofeedback changes endure. Neurofeedback has a definite performance that we have not seen with any other therapy." -Dr. Joel Lubar, Professor at university of Tennessee, Research Specialist in ADD/ADDHD
Scientific Researchers of Monastra and colleagues found that neurofeedback produced superior improvements to Ritalin, without needing to remain on drugs.
Neurofeedback reduces impulsiveness and hyperactivity, increases mood stability, memory, and IQ scores. -Dr. Joel Lubar, Neurofeedback Research Scientist
After neurofeedback, research shows increased IQ Test Scores from 8 to 20 points in verbal and performance test scores. By Charier & Kelly, Unden et al., and Lubar et al.