Wouldn't it is amazing to be able to “look inside” your brain and see how it’s working? - International Brain Awareness Week

Today is the last day of International Brain Awareness Week 2018. The Perth Brain Centre is proud to be an official partner of Brain Awareness Week (BAW) and excited to be able to share some of the benefits of brain research.

Wouldn't it is amazing to be able to “look inside” your brain and see how it’s working ? Well, thanks to brain research is now possible to do just this with special brain imaging known as QEEG. Scientists have been able to measure the activity from our brain since the 1930s, and this is known as EEG (or brainwaves), which is still used today to help diagnose conditions such as epilepsy.

Researchers at The Brain Research Institute at The University of California (UCLA) worked with NASA in the 1960’s to develop a more detailed brain analysis called Normative or Quantitative EEG (QEEG) 


Photographs from 1963 showing the equipment developed by Dr. Ross Adey (Space Biology Laboratory, Brain Research Institute, UCLA) to measure brainwave activity (EEG) in space.

Today, more than 50 years later, thanks to advances in brain research and developments in science and computing, QEEG has developed to the stage where this technology is available to almost everyone, not just astronauts! Whilst QEEG was developed initially to help understand the effects of space travel on the human brain, nowadays QEEG is used to help understand, and importantly how to successfully treat, conditions like ADHD, Anxiety, Chronic Pain and Depression.

For more information about how QEEG can help in the understanding and treatment of problems like ADHD, Anxiety, Chronic Pain and Depression see the video below.

Speaker: Daniel Lane, Clinical Director at the Perth Brain Centre, is an experienced chiropractor with over 20 years in private practice and has a special interest in the treatment of brain-based disorders through the activation of neuroplasticity.

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