The field of neurology has greatly advanced in the past few decades. Neurologists are now able to take a deeper look at the function of the brain and determine how it communicates between different areas and with the rest of the body. Known by the initialisms EEG and qEEG (quantitative electroencephalography), brain mapping is the fundament of this technology, giving neurologists a deep insight into the machinations of the mind.
What is Neurofeedback Brain Mapping?
Neurofeedback brain mapping is a type of brain test where the electrical activity produced in the brain—known as brainwaves—are evaluated. Brainwaves represent the oscillatory and rhythmic action of every single brain cell that is active, either by themselves or working together as a group. When brain cells are actively working, they create electrical power. This power can be measured through the scalp and is conducted from the different parts of the brain. The waveforms produced by the brain represent the rhythmic and repetitive neural activity in the central nervous system (CNS). When produced by large numbers of congregating brain cells working together, brainwave activity can be observed on an electroencephalogram (EEG) and further analyzed using a method of qEEG analysis known as neurometrics.
What is neurofeedback brain mapping good for?
In simplest terms, qEEG brain mapping helps reveal the activity of the brain. Neurofeedback is biofeedback for the brain. It uses modern computer technology to regulate and stabilize the brain which helps improve cognitive function, mood, attention, sleep, anxiety and behavior. This is accomplished without the use of medication.
What happens in neurofeedback therapy?
Neurofeedback is a kind of biofeedback. It teaches self-control of brain functions to patients by measuring their brainwaves and then providing a feedback signal. Neurofeedback typically provides audio and/or video feedback. The feedback may be positive or negative, which is produced for desirable or undesirable brain activities, respectively. During a neurofeedback session, the patient sits comfortably in a chair with electrode sensors on their scalp. These sensors only read the electrical signals produced by the brain and transmit them to a computer; they do not have any kind of function to transmit any type of signal to the brain.
What are the benefits of brain mapping & neurofeedback?
Brain mapping and neurofeedback have a number of amazing benefits, including:
- Distinguishing Parts of The Brain — A huge benefit of brain mapping is that it provides detailed information about the physical structure of an individual’s brain. This can prove invaluable for a number of reasons, both psychologically and medically.
- Identifying Symptoms and Their Root Causes — Brain mapping also has the ability to identify the root cause of any psychological or physiological symptoms that an individual may be experiencing.
- Developing Targeted Treatments — Brain mapping can assist physicians in developing a treatment plan for a specific condition or disorder. This proves especially valuable when a patient is struggling with symptoms that have been hard to diagnose or ameliorate.
- Understanding How The Brain Communicates — The most important information that brain maps provide is how the brain communicates within itself and with the rest of the body.
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