80 years of research boosted by powerful analytical algorithms
An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a non-invasive recording of brain activity commonly referred to as brainwaves. The first human EEG was recorded by Hans Berger, a German psychiatrist, in the mid-1920s. It is a little-known fact that a significant part of EEG research from the 1930s to the early 1970s was driven by psychologists. The QEEG emerged in the early 1980s. It is a more advanced, computerised version of the EEG: it digitalises the 19-channel EEG into colour brain maps. The QEEG It identifies, for example, brain biomarkers that can explain how your brain has adapted to its unique experiences over the years and why you feel certain ways.
The QEEG results also provide our clients with a unique, self-empowering perspective of their brain function and condition. This new perspective changes our clients' level of engagement with our treatments and helps them learn about physical and emotional self-regulation.
The use of QEEG in mental health and brain optimisation differs from the conventional medical use of the EEG, which focuses on the investigation of epilepsy, tumours, and other diseases. As a diagnostic tool, the QEEG has successfully detected key changes in brain functionin 70% of patients with mental health issues over the last thirty years.
Facilitating the brain's ability to learn, self-regulate and adapt
After your initial QEEG brain assessment, we recommend that you commence a course of neuromodulation sessions. Neuromodulation uses real-time information about your EEG brainwave activity to teach you to self-regulate and optimise your brain function. It will also give you the ability to change your neurochemistry and rewire your brain connections at will, a phenomenon known as neuroplasticity.
During a typical neuromodulation session, you will sit comfortably in front of a computer screen watching a video or a computer game while sensors measure your brain’s subtle electrical activity. The brain thrives on change, and neuromodulation draws on the brain’s ability to learn, self-regulate and adapt. It is a drug-free, safe and non-invasive technique that can be safely used on both children and adults.
Neuromodulation was first tested in research labs in the 1940s. Its clinical applications began in the late 1960s, and the field continues to evolve. Today, londonSci Neuro is pioneering Neuromodulation 3.0, the third generation of clinical applications, and the first to apply cutting-edge algorithms such as independent component analysis (ICA) in clinical settings to investigate deep brain activity. If you would like to know how these cutting-edge methodologies can help you, please contact us.