Brain Mapping Basics (Part 1)

Brain Mapping Basics (Part 1)

Posted on: December 21st, 2021 by NeuroHealth Associates

Brain mapping consists of many techniques and technologies used to scan and map electrical activity in the brain. Tools used in brain mapping can study the structure of the brain or overall brain function through examining the physical layout of the brain or measuring electrical activity and where it takes place within brain tissue.

Different Types of Brain Scans

Physicians prescribe a variety of brain scan techniques, MRIs chief among them. MRI scans are not the only type of brain scan performed, however, but they are the most well known. MRIs are non-invasive and provide a wealth of information for medical professionals. 

Medical doctors may also choose to use electroencephalography (EEG) scans, which involve using metal sensors and a cap on the head to measure electrical activity in the brain. 

EEG and/or qEEG treatments are very useful for physicians and psychologists looking to understand how a patient’s brain functions at a precise level. This information, in turn, allows for the development of personalized and effective treatment plans for things like addictions, neurological disorders, and more. 

What Can Brain Mapping Help With?

Memory. Memories can be mapped or detected through electrical scans, such as EEG scans. Through these techniques, client brains can be studied to detect where specific memories are stored, how the brain recalls different memories, and what effect those memories have on other neurological processes.

Aging. Brain mapping can be used to detect the effects of aging in the mind, either structurally or functionally, as well as to detect how drugs or other substances may induce premature aging and brain tissue. 

Learning. Psychologists and physicians can use brain mapping to determine how a client learns and where information is stored. It can also be used to detect whether there are learning impediments due to neurological conditions like addictions, cognitive inflexibility, and so on. 

Effects of Drugs. Brain mapping can be used to detect the effects of aging in the mind, either structurally or functionally, as well as to detect how drugs or other substances may induce premature aging and brain tissue. 

Neurofeedback Therapy at NHA

Here at Neurohealth Associates, we specialize in Neurofeedback treatments. Neurofeedback may be helpful for treating your mind, especially if you are unsure about putting yourself or your child on medication. The easy, noninvasive treatments can painlessly improve your mental health condition and outlook on life. Schedule a consultation with NeuroHealth Associates today and find out how we can help you.

Original article posted by Flowers Health Brain Mapping.

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If the human cortex (the outer layer of the cerebrum) were unfolded, it would cover an area roughly the size of a pillowcase

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