Quantitative EEG or New Q (Brain Map)
"If it were possible to become free of negative emotions by a riskless implementation of an electrode - without impairing intelligence and the critical mind - I would be the first patient."
- The Dalai Lama at the 2005 Neuroscience Congress
Quantitative EEG/Brain Map (qEEG) is an Enhanced Performance Training® assessment tool developed at BrainLabs, New York University Medical School, that shows areas of the brain that are under- or over-activated which correlate with decreased or excessive cognitive and emotional processing.
The information provided by a qEEG helps to determine the type, length and success of training needed to get the brain back into balance and functioning optimally.
The procedure is non-invasive and can be done with:
- New Q: six leads held on the scalp with an easily removed water soluble paste (Available)
- qEEG: nineteen leads held on the scalp with an easily removed water soluble gel (Available soon)
The results are compared to a normative data base. Discriminate functions and deviations in power, phase, symmetry and coherence show the relationship and interactions of neural pathways that occur in less than a tenth of a second.
Databases utilized include NeuroGuide developed by Applied Neuroscience Incorporated, HBI developed by the Human Brain Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia and LORETA developed by the Key Institute in Zurich, Switzerland.
The NeXus-10 (New Q) and NeXus-32 (qEEG) are used for the assessments using Bio-Trace software developed by Mind Media in the Netherlands. The system utilizes 24-bit DC coupled amplifiers (allowing for DC to 800 Hz), shielded input cables and the most sophisticated digital processing software currently available (2048 samples per second).