QEEG is the method of reading by computer the brain’s electrical impulses that constitute EEG. It began to be pioneered in the 1960s along about the same time as another revolutionary neuroscience innovation: Neurofeedback, the technique of using EEG readings to help patients with brain disorders train their brains to fix themselves. This was an area first explored by Joe Kamiya in 1968. Dr. Barry Sterman took Karniya’s findings them and further developed neurofeedback by testing its concepts on cats. Follow Neurocore on Twitter.
Via his further developments, Sterman was able to help NASA lessen the seizure trigger effects of rocket fuel. This was his first great successful application. After that success, he successfully applied it to people suffering from epilepsy. In recent years, neurotherapy has been most used on depression patients. Depression remains one of the most misunderstood mental conditions. However, it is known that a person’s brain chemistry, genetics, and hormones all are contributing factors. And there have been some major contributions to the study through the years.
Beginning in the 1930s, Frederick Lemere used EEG to more fully understand depression. He discovered that the Alpha wave is extremely important in the investigation of depression in individual patients. Lemere found that depression is a result of great Alpha activity in the brain. Today, one of the many neurology-oriented companies using neurotherapy to treat depression is Neurocore. And its work has seen decided results. Neurocore is also currently making great strides in children afflicted with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
There are three kinds of this disorder: Predominantly Inattentive Presentation, Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulse Presentation, and a combination of the two. ADHD is an area of mental conditions that was first investigated by J.F. Lubar during the 70s. He was instrumental in the eventual discovery that ADHD was the result of too many theta waves and too few beta waves. Learn more about Neurocore at Crunchbase.