Last week I assisted Mind Alive CEO, Dave Siever, with the administration of an Electroencephalography (EEG). I was amazed to see the wave patterns unfolding on the screen in front of me, but now that Dave has processed the raw data through the analyzing software, I am even more amazed at what we are able to see. The image below shows an example of the tables, graphs, charts, and colored topographic maps involved in QEEG (Quantitative Electroencephalography).
A topographic map displays the electrical output at each frequency, and tells us whether the size of the waves are normal for that frequency, given the person's age and gender. Once the QEEG has shown us which areas of the brain are struggling, then we can design an effective treatment plan to target the source of those problems using dietary supplements, Audio-Visual Brainwave Entrainment (AVE), Cranial Electro-Stim (CES),Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS).
Now that I have seen the incredible detail in which the computer is able to display brain activity, I can't wait to strap some electrodes on my own head. Perhaps I can even put my hypochondria to rest after all these years, and find out what's really going on inside there :)
Marissa M. Lindroth, B.A.
Mind Alive Inc.
Labels: AVE, CES, cognition, EEG, Mental health, Mind Alive Inc., QEEG, tDCS