What Brain Mapping Has Shown Us (So Far)

What Brain Mapping Has Shown Us (So Far)

Posted on: December 14th, 2021 by NeuroHealth Associates

Brain mapping reports consist of several pages of data that show how different parts of the brain function. Why is brain mapping useful? Brain maps can help us see which parts of our brains function normally or abnormally and if there are triggers for these functions. This information can help reveal or confirm:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Epilepsy & other seizures
  • Brain tumors
  • Memory problems
  • Trauma from head injuries

Brain mapping may also help doctors and behavioral experts know that patients may need help with:

  • ADHD or general difficulties with paying attention
  • Impulsive patterns and behaviors in general
  • Emotional management
  • General cognition

Brain Lobe Functions Report

This part of a brain map report looks at the brainwave activity in each lobe of the brain. Our brainwaves represent different types of mental, cognitive, or emotional activity we need to do in order to function effectively.

Delta waves help with sleep and other energy-conserving activities like meditation.

Theta waves help processing information and making and maintaining memories.

Alpha waves help focus on being present, calm, alert, and mentally astute.

Beta waves help us think logically and increase our focus and concentration.

Gamma waves help us process information. Gamma waves are the strongest when we reach peak concentration levels during problem-solving or pattern recognition.

Each lobe of the brain needs to have a certain amount of each brain wave type to function optimally.

Will Brain Mapping Improve Mental Health?

Even though brain mapping mostly points out problems (not solutions) in the brain, a qEEG test may help improve our brains by showing us where to start for any given issue. Based on the results of your brain map, a doctor or behavioral health expert can suggest neurofeedback training that can help the brain “learn” to function more effectively. Thanks to the individual brain map, doctors can tailor the suggested brain training to meet your exact needs.

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 Stoneridge Psych.

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Neuro Fact

The brain of an adult human weighs around 3 pounds (1.5 kg). Although it makes up just 2% of the body's weight, it uses around 20% of its energy

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