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Brain Mapping Informs Your Therapy

Before your treatment begins, we use a Quantitative Electroencephalogram (qEEG) to map your electrical brain activity, identify problem areas, and guide your treatment process. A written summary of your brain maps connects your brain function to your symptoms, cognitive issues, and behavioral challenges. We integrate brain mapping into a comprehensive assessment. We use this assessment to design your individualized therapy plan.

What Is Brain Mapping?

At Hills Neuroscience, we use cutting-edge technology to design a unique treatment plan based on your brain activity. Quantitative Electroencephalography (qEEG), or brain mapping, assesses the electrical activity produced by neurons (cells of the brain). When the brain cells communicate, they cause a confluence of electrical activity, which shows up as brainwaves. This electrical activity is recorded and analyzed to assess how your brain functions and how it may influence your symptoms and problematic behaviors.


How Brain Mapping Works

The digital EEG recording will take approximately 30 minutes. We use a prepping gel to clean your skin and a conductance gel to get a clear reading.  We place 19 tiny metal discs on the surface of your scalp to detect your brain’s electrical activity. This process is non-invasive. Brainwaves are the oscillations that neuronal firing produces and are represented by the up and down lines that depict the electrical activity generated by the brain. A qEEG illuminates the electrical activity of your brain, which is reflected by a map of colors that depict the varying levels of neuronal activity. We analyze your brain maps to find patterns of normal or abnormal brain activity.

How Brain Mapping Helps

Did you know?

  • In 2013, qEEG identified slow wave activity in frontal lobes was established as a biomarker for ADHD by the FDA.
  • People with PTSD show changes in their EEG patterns identified by qEEG.
  • qEEG shows an increase of beta and/or a decrease of alpha frequencies in many people with alcoholism.
  • Brain mapping shows disruptions, including increases in beta power, theta, and alpha frequency power with chronic pain conditions.
  • qEEG can assess a patient after a stroke or TBI, identifying problem areas and protocols to increase functioning.
  • Brain mapping can illuminate brainwave patterns that might contribute to you not functioning at peak performance.
  • qEEG can also help us identify when your brain is in a flow state.
  • qEEGs showed abnormalities in brain activity among Covid-19 patients, including the slowing of brainwaves, some abnormal rhythmic patterns, and epileptic-like spikes.

If your brain activity is dysregulated, your brain function may be compromised. The qEEG may identify abnormalities in brain functioning that neurostimulation, pulsed electromagnetic field stimulation, and neurofeedback might help treat. We use the qEEG to guide specific protocols to address your unique challenges. We also use qEEG to optimize your brain functioning for peak performance.

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