A Quantitative ElectroEncephaloGram is a recording of your brain waves (EEG) that is used to create visuals map of your brain activity, in patterns that are stable day to day, called Endophenotypes. Our experienced staff sits down with you and teaches you to walk through data, and learn your unique neuroscience. We rely on the EEG, and gtting one is a necessary preliminary step before you begin Neurofeedback training.
We also combine the EEG with a CPT evaluation, aka Executive Function Testing, to tease apart how your attention performance is operating.
Once we process your QEEG and performance data, and teach you to read it, you teach us what is important in that data. Together we gain greater understanding of how to design your individualized brain training program.
At Peak Brain we perform an initial QEEG and also a follow-up after every 20-30 sessions of neurofeedback. Comparing the maps helps to develop evidence of change you make, and helps refine goals and protocols.
QEEG “Brain Mapping” provides us with a lot of information, including how your brain may be unusual across EEG frequencies (speed, power, and distribution), connectivity patterns, and how your brain changes state.
In clinical QEEG, your recording is compared to a database of thousands of “typical” brains, with age matched. All QEEG recordings are inspected to rule out dramatic issues, and identify patterns that diverge from typical. This information helps identify functional resources of your brain, and helps target your goals for peak brain performance.
Don’t be concerned about being compared to average, we are all weird. The point is not to find differences from typical, but to see if they matter, and inform avenues you can pursue for change.