Quantitative Electroencephalography (QEEG) or “Brain Mapping” is an FDA approved, evidence-based diagnostic tool that measures the speed and processing of brain function.
It’s a powerful tool for identifying significant excess and/or deficiencies (abnormalities) in an individual’s brain electrical patterns that can be associated with disorders such as learning disabilities, attention-hyperactivity disorders, anxiety and depression.
Much like a road map, brain maps show us not only which brain systems are out of balance but also where the imbalances are located. Only by using objective measures can the brain’s processing and cognitive abilities be determined. We do not know of any other science-based method that uses real number and NIH funded databases that can determine the speed of processing and function of the brain.
The results of the brain mapping are presented in the form of statistics with identified abnormalities in brain activity at numerous locations across the cerebral cortex. In addition, an individual’s brain wave activity is compared to national norms and a “map” of the excesses/differences in the brain waves is developed. The QEEG is essential in planning neurofeedback training.
An individual wears a head cap which has numerous electrodes that are placed on the head and the brain waves are recorded through the skull. The process is easy and non-invasive and is completed in about an hour.