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What is qEEG Brain Mapping?

Quantitative electroencephalography or qEEG is the process of measuring, recording and analyzing electrical activity in the brain and comparing it to normative or average values. This process is also called brain mapping, because brainwave data reveals a detailed picture of how your brain is functioning relative to these normative databases. LoRETA imaging is a newer, more advanced application of qEEG we employ to get help uncover the root causes of your symptoms. Brain mapping is just one of the many brain training tools we utilize at APEX Brain Centers.

How is qEEG Brain Mapping Used?

A qEEG brain map can show how each part of a brain functions under a variety of conditions. This precise measurement of brain waves reveals which areas of the brain are functioning optimally, and which areas can be improved. We use qEEG as a guide to determine the most efficient and effective way to train your brain to achieve your goals: better memory, increased focus and attention, decreased anxiety, and peak performance; among others.

Brain Maps and Neurofeedback

The Brain Training methods we employ are unique to the individual because every brain is unique and requires a different approach. APEX offers qEEG directed neurofeedback that will help you see improvements in the areas that need it most. Neurofeedback can help you learn how to alter and optimize your brainwaves in ways that will benefit you no matter what life challenges or learning based goals you may have.

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Leading-Edge qEEG Technology

At APEX Brain Centers, we use state of the art Brainmaster Avatar qEEG software and Discovery and Atlantis hardware that can measure countless aspects of brain activity. This sophisticated technology allows us to capture an extraordinary amount of detail about the functionality of individual areas of your brain to see where there is room for improvement. LoRETA imaging is also performed; which constructs 3-dimensional images of your brain based on its electrical activity.

The qEEG and Neurofeedback Brain Training Process

The qEEG process is neither invasive nor painful. You wear a cap embedded with electrodes that record brain activity from 19 sites around your head. We monitor your brainwave output, analyze the data, and apply what we’ve learned to your custom Brain Training Program. Brain maps enable us to do region of interest neurofeedback training that focuses on specific lobes or parts of the brain that need the most attention. These technologies are often combined with pulsed electro-magnetic frequency (pEMF), biofeedback, breathing exercises, and more for greater impact in shorter periods of time.

Brain maps and other assessments significantly improve the accuracy of Brain Training. Our high intensity, targeted approach decreases the training time required for clients to see lasting improvements. APEX clients typically receive training for 5, 10 or 15 day periods of time; instead of monthly and even yearly treatment programs at lower frequencies.

If you are interested in learning more about qEEG and our other Brain Training strategies, please contact our admissions department or call 828.708.5274.

Dr. Michael S. Trayford is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist and Neurofeedback Specialist with over 20 years of experience in the practice of advanced functional neurology. He is one of the most highly sought-after brain rehabilitation specialists because of the life-changing outcomes his patients consistently experience. After over a decade in private practice and working alongside other pioneers in the field, Dr. Trayford developed his multimodal intensive brain training and rehabilitation program built around the science of Neuroplasticity – the ability of the brain to learn and grow dependent upon the stimulation it receives from its environment. He later founded APEX Brain Centers to combine his ground-breaking rehabilitation approach with a unique patient and caretaker-centered care model. Under Dr. Trayford’s leadership, APEX Brain Centers has successfully treated thousands of patients and earned the reputation of a world-renowned brain training and rehabilitation practice. Since its inception, Dr. Trayford has been a leader of the Brain Training revolution treating patients worldwide. In addition, he is a published journal contributor and international lecturer. His experience with various patients of all ages and neurological conditions has given him a unique perspective on brain health and human performance. He is also well-versed in collaborating with other health care professionals, making him an invaluable asset to any care team. Dr. Trayford was awarded the Functional Neurologist of the Year distinction by the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation, where he is a proud member and conference lecturer. Currently, he serves on the Advisory Council for the Dementia Society of America and the Board of Directors for the International Society for Neuroregulation and Research. He is also a servant leader who has dedicated his adult life to serving multiple communities through Rotary International and other notable causes. When he’s not treating patients, Dr. Trayford usually reads or researches anything related to the brain, human performance, and leadership. He also loves spending time outdoors with his wife Denise, their two daughters, and dogs in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. https://www.linkedin.com/in/drmichaeltrayford/

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