QEEG Diagnostic expands treatment and training options
Quantitative EEG measurement, also called QEEG, is a digital diagnostic method. The brain waves are measured with an electroencephalogram (EEG). Computer-aided color graphics the so-called brain maps are calculated from this measurement. Brain dysfunctions can be localized by comparing the data to a normative database of healthy peers. This strategy allows a more targeted Neurofeedback therapy.
A QEEG can be combined with a visual continuous attention test. Individual neuronal processes of the brain are measured, the so-called event-related potentials (ERPs). The comparison of results with an international standardized database provides appropriate biomarkers. For example, impulse control and attention deficit disorders can be specifically localized and treated with Neurofeedback.
The QEEG diagnostics helps to develop a targeted personalized neurofeedback therapy especially for patients with concentration and attention deficits, impulse control disorder, but also depression and anxiety disorders.
QEEG as a basis for mental performance enhancement
In addition, the QEEG is suitable for analyzing brain activity under cognitive exertion in order to develop a Neurofeedback training for mental performance enhancement. This diagnostic tool is suitable for people who want to train and strengthen focused attention, relaxation skills and resilience for example at work, for studying, on stage and in sports.
Read more about QEEG and focused attention with this example QEEG und fokussierte Aufmerksamkeit. (sorry, German only)
Digital visual continous performance test in case of attention and impulse control disorder
A computer-controlled Visual Continuous Performance Test (VCP) is used for the diagnostics of attention and impulse control disorders. The test requires responses to visual stimuli that occur at different intervals. Periods of high and low frequency sequence alternate in order to evaluate the performance under different circumstances.
The VCP test is a computer-assisted concentration and stress test that determines the performance and accuracy index within 20 minutes in over 600 different moderately and highly challenging situations. In particular, this test aims to evaluate selective attention, constant attention, and impulsive behavior. This test provides information on the speed and consistency of mental performance, as well as attention and impulse control.