Through the use of electroencephalography (EEG) and modern computing power, it is possible to take a look at how the brain is using its resources. By doing so it is possible to determine if there are areas of the brain that are likely to be under- or over-active and also how different areas of the brain are communicating with each other.
A Quantitative EEG (QEEG) differs from a traditional EEG in that it performs statistical analyses on the collected raw EEG data. This provides more specific information about brain function than a traditional EEG.
QEEG technology has been in use since the 1970’s and has a great deal of research behind it as there are approximately 90,000 QEEG studies referenced in the National Library of Medicine’s database. It has the advantage of analyzing EEG components which are indiscernible or easy to overlook in a traditional visual assessment of the EEG. For our purposes it will be used to guide training approaches as well as to assess progress, not as a medical procedure or assessment.