WHY IS RECORDING EEG, STUDYING QEEG, AND TRAINING THROUGH NEUROFEEDBACK BRAIN IMPORTANT ?
By studying the EEG, the QEEG report, and training the brain improvements can be accomplished in mood, motivation, attention, cognitive functioning and a general feeling of well being.
QEEG INFO offers professional reviews of quality EEG/QEEG Recording Systems
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The review includes a narrative of installation, hook up, using the equipment, and a review of performance based on measured results compared to published specifications. Additionally 1 to 5 Star Rating is complied based on ease of use, performance in actual use, specifications, manufacturing standard (ISO 9001), and actual customer service performance.
The brain is an elegant organ weighing approximately 3.5 pounds. It consumes 60% of the glucose produced in the body. This makes the brain a "large energy consumer." It functions by chemicals and electrical activity. If you take a pill of some type, this effects the chemistry. If you change the electrical activity, the chemistry is changed. In most cognitive, behavioral, mood, or movement issues the dysfunction can be seen in the brain's EEG. The brain's electrical activity is known brain waves.
QEEG reports are derived from the EEG recording itself. Dr. Robert Thatcher is one of foremost neuroscience researchers of the present and the past 25 years. Having authored over 200 papers and numerous chapters in books, his work is literally known around the world. Continuing to do research new areas, he is moving neuroscience into new areas of understanding.
Dr. Thatcher has complied EEG data from people with no illnesses, head injury, or other trauma. From this EEG data, Dr. Thatcher has established normative data for birth to 82 years of age. In 2002, Dr. Thatcher began producing a Windows® normative database, NeuroGuide. The graphical view below from NeuroGuide shows normative data of brain waves by examining the speed (frequency) and the amplitude at which the brain operates in 1 Hertz increments. The red indicates too high a level of activity (voltage) on the right side following a blow to the head. The colors represent Z scores which are standardized, standard deviations.
Please visit Dr. Thatcher's web site for detailed features, and many scientific papers. NEUROGUIDE is the Gold Standard as THE NORMATIVE STANDARD.
CLICK on the this link for Dr. Thatcher's website: http://appliedneuroscience.com/
Dr. Grant Bright, Ph.D., LPC, has 35 years in electronics. He founded a frequency measuring company that manufactured an innovative frequency counter standards traceable to the National Bureau of Standards (NBS). The company was consolidated into a large California electronics corporation. His electronics experience includes not only frequency measurement engineering, but also radio frequency and audio applications and equipment. He has 15 years experience in field of EEG recording and QEEG analysis and interpretation.
He is available to do on site and on line training in EEG, QEEG, and neurofeedback. During the past 10 years, he has trained over 150 clinicians from several disciplines in 26 states, several provinces of Canada, Mexico, and Spain. He has frequently held professional workshops during major professional conferences. He has presented several papers demonstrating the efficacy of EEG analysis using advanced statistical methods and of several modalities of QEEG based Neurofeedback training.
Dr. Grant Bright began his career in counseling psychology, but became interested in EEG beginning study in 1989. Presently he brings to the field fifteen years experience in Neurofeedback and many years experience in counseling. Having an electronics background, makes the technical nature of Neurofeedback and Biofeedback easy for him to use and explain. He is board certified in NeuroFeedback, and is a licensed, practicing psychotherapist.
In his post-doctoral studies, he has studied with Dr. Robert Thatcher, Dr. Cory Hammond, Dr. Joel Lubar, Dr. E. Roy John, Dr. Barry Sterman, Dr. Carl Pribam, Dr. John Hughes and other significant researchers, including Dr. Roberto Paschual Marqui. In the past fifteen years he has attended more than 150 professional development seminars in the areas of EEG, QEEG, Neurofeedback, and Psychotherapy.
After considerable study in Biofeedback, a strong interest in EEG and EEG Biofeedback (Neurofeedback) emerged as his primary interest. A decided passion is continuing to research and find new procedures for studying EEG, QEEG, and brain training. This passion has enabled Dr. Bright to assist other professionals to gain more knowledge of the technology, pursuing more EEG knowledge, and developing more clinical applications. He is known for using “plain words” as he teaches clinical applications.
Dr. Bright has reviewed and/or recorded over 4500 EEGs since 1997. His familiarity with reading EEG, using data bases, and making prioritized clinical training decisions has made him a popular speaker and trainer. During the past five years, Dr. Bright has completed training in over 55 clinics across the USA, Canada, Mexico, and Spain.
Recording EEG and producing QEEG reports enables professionals to relate behavior directly to brain function/dysfunction. When specific brain dysfunction is identified, the brain can be trained to regain a high degree of functionality without the use of behavior modifying pharmaceuticals.
Email to drgrantbright <at> att <dot> net