How does QEEG work?
The procedure is a three-part process, which entails:
- Initial visit and intake, including 20 minutes of EEG recording; During this process, we read and understand the "raw data," (the “squiggles” that are the brainwaves). Then, we remove all "artifact" (eye movements, much muscle tension, etc.).
- EEG Analysis and report work up: The amplitude, frequency and relationships between different areas of the cortex are analyzed then measured statistically by the software (see below) and presented — in quantified form — as "brain maps." Your EEG is compared to a reference database of other EEGs.
- Delivery of final Quantitative EEG Report.
The report work-up includes the consultation of various cortical and sub-cortical databases and the use of multiple software and brain imagining applications. The final report is approximately 15-30 pages in length, complete with summary page, explanatory pictures, graphics, and terminology that is accessible for the layperson, yet true to s cientific form. The composition of the report often entails 3-5 hours o f additional research.