qEEG San Diego
QEEG measures brain activity. Your brain is electric. Each thought you think and every sensation and emotion you feel comes from the electrical firing of neurons. Your electroencephalograph shows your brain activity instantly – within only a few thousandths of a second of happening.
qEEG provides a visual of your brain activity with the means to change it
This real-time information about your brain activity is why qEEG is increasingly used in the behavioral and mental health fields to help improve issues like autism, epilepsy, and pain management.
A qEEG shows the activity and coordination of activity in one area of the brain, the cortex, which is the outermost area of your brain. The cortex is responsible for executive functioning like thinking, acting, and deciding. The qEEG can pinpoint regions of the brain that show too much or too little activity. It can also identify regions of your brain that do not coordinate their activity appropriately with other areas of the brain
qEEG neurofeedback therapy – the proactive approach to improvement
By mapping the 19 areas of the brain using qEEG, we can help identify the reasons for your struggles. With a visual of those reasons, Thrive Neurolab can target them for improvement with neurofeedback training.
Be proactive. Take advantage of our drug-free approach to improving your well-being today.
Brain mapping, neurofeedback, and quantitive analysis
The human brain is immensely complex. A qEEG provides a wealth of data. Still, we delve more deeply into your brain’s performance with robust digital analysis to study your brain’s electrical activity. This is quantitative EEG or qEEG.
Complex mathematical and statistical analysis of EEG results is a primary tool in neuroscience. Research centers around the world use it to study memory disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia, learning disabilities, anxiety disorders, PTSD, depression and bipolar disorder, autism, ADHD, and other disorders.
When you come to Thrive Neurolab for brain mapping and neurofeedback therapy, we record your brain’s activity across 19 regions of your brain which identifies the activity in 52 Bordman areas. We convert the tracings to numbers and then compare your results to individuals without the same brain-based difficulties.
You get a clear visual of patterns of dysfunction that may be related to your difficulties. You actually see the basis of your struggles. Then we help you target those areas for positive, proactive change through neurofeedback.
How qEEG can help you help yourself
A qEEG is an important element of a comprehensive evaluation at Thrive Neurolab. We can identify the cortical electrical activity in your brain, which may be too low or too high.
A qEEG can show how your brain cells interact with each other, and it can be helpful in:
- Identifying cognitive and psychiatric problems
- Pinpointing how your brain wave patterns may be improved
- Providing key data for developing a personalized treatment plan to help balance your brain
- Tracking your progress with different treatments and therapies
- Providing objective information used to create your personalized neurofeedback program or other guide other therapies
- We use the data from a qEEG as a guide to developing the most effective solutions to help you change your brain and improve your memory, boost attention and focus, minimize anxiety, reduce depression, and enhance overall performance.
Who can benefit from qEEG?
A qEEG can be performed on people of all ages—adults, adolescents, children, and even babies.
We perform qEEGs to help identify brainwave patterns associated with a variety of conditions, including:
- Panic disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Sleep problems
- Learning difficulties
- Autism and autism spectrum disorder
People struggling with mental health symptoms can benefit from an evaluation that includes qEEG testing and mapping.
What research shows about qEEG
Researchers have conducted thousands of studies to investigate EEG activity in relation to daily functioning, including areas like attention, social functioning, mood, anxiety, and learning and thinking skills.
A qEEG can be used to pinpoint brain dysfunction resulting in attention deficits. Plus, researchers have identified specific qEEG patterns related to depression and the responses to medications like antidepressants. Quantitative analysis of EEG activity can also show the brain-based dysfunction for processing problems in autism and autism spectrum disorder and other disorders
Is qEEG safe?
A qEEG is noninvasive and painless. It is a safe method that simply “reads” your brain waves. It does not alter brain activity in any way. It pinpoints regions of the brain where the activity is healthy, overactive, or underactive. Brain training can alter brain waves to improve the brain function after the brain mapping determines the areas for improvement
qEEG and neuroscience – why care?
You’re not a neuroscientist, so why should you care about qEEG research and neurofeedback therapy?
Think about it this way. If you can see the visualization of a specific qEEG pattern responsible for your specific problem and then get help altering that dysfunctional brain pattern, what would stop you?
This is what we do. You can change qEEG patterns with effective computerized assisted neurofeedback to help you proactively solve problems. Your neurofeedback therapy is guided by a precise quantitative analysis of your qEEG patterns.