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Brain Mapping & Neurofeedback

WHY GET A QEEG EVALUATION?

Although a brain might be healthy, free from significant damage or illness, it might not be functioning optimally for many reasons. It might have a little too much or too little of a group of frequencies like theta (4-7Hz) or beta (15-18Hz) in one area of the brain- a "power" problem. Another possibility is that it has an entirely different type of problem, one in which one part of the brain is communicating either too much or too little with another part of the brain - a "coherence" problem. A QEEG evaluation can locate these problems, which might be causing symptoms like anxiety, depression, sleep problems, etc. - or cognitive problems like attending, concentrating, using language  (reading, writing, speaking) less than optimally.  Neurofeedback can often correct these "power", "coherence" or other issues and improve the functioning of the brain.


Neurofeedback Training

QEEG (Brain Map) Evaluations

A QEEG involves placing a cap containing 19 or more electrodes on the head and recording a person's electroencephalogram (EEG). This information is then used to identify any brainwave patterns that deviate significantly from the norm.

Training these brainwaves so that they move toward the norm can result in eliminating or reducing symptoms and improving the way you feel, think, and behave. The person to the left, with the QEEG cap, will have his brainwaves evaluated and receive a complete report, which includes a number of brain maps that show how his brainwaves compare to the norm. This report will also include recommendations for any neurofeedback training that might be helpful to him.


Neurofeedback Training

The little girl in the picture is receiving neurofeedback training. This type of training involves placing one or more electrodes on the head and watching a representation of her EEG as it appears on the screen. She is also listening to "reward" sounds at the same time.

The reward sounds occur whenever her brainwaves are within the desired parameters for a specific amount of time. As this training is repeated, again and again, it becomes easier for the brain to make these patterns and the more natural the production of this pattern becomes.

This type of neurofeedback training is known as “passive volition” because all the person has to do is pay attention while the brain does all the work. This is the way our brains learn anything.

Girl - Neurofeedback Training

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Would you like information about neurofeedback as it relates to your specific concerns? There is no need for an appointment.
    

Just call me at (352) 377-0110 and I will answer your questions, at no cost, honestly and to the best of my ability. Thank you!