What is Brain Mapping ?
MRIs and CAT scans provide information about brain structures, but brain mapping reveals communication and connectivity within your brain, including our cerebral strengths and weaknesses. Brain mapping provides the most useful information for evaluating psychological processes, recording the brain activity at a lightning speed — every seven thousandths of a second — so that we can learn about how your brain shifts moment to moment in response to stimulation.
We capture the electrical signals at 19 sites on your head in a variety of conditions, from eyes open and closed, to recalling stressful or happy thoughts. We then edit these recordings by removing any ‘artifacts’ caused by muscle tension or movement such as eye blinks, and submit the recordings for software analysis and interpretation.
This gives us a clearer picture of your individual brain function. The software assesses your brainwave activity and communication for 55 brain areas, 7 cortical networks and 1400 connections between and within corticolimbic networks, focusing on those networks and areas most responsible for your behavior. We identify healthy networks from unhealthy ones — those that are overactive, underactive, or unstable, sharing too little information with other regions of the brain. We determine how well your limbic system, an older and less evolved network, is integrated with your cortex, a more evolved system. This balance determines how well you function. We evaluate the maturity of each brain area including your executive system in the frontal lobes involved in decision-making, impulse control, and judgment. We identify the presence of more than 20 neuromarkers including self-attention, verbal and emotional stress, PTSD and anxiety.
We evaluate the maturity of each brain area including our executive system in the frontal lobes involved in decision-making, impulse control, and judgment. We evaluate the presence of neuromarkers for attention, memory, planning, language ability, self-focus, spatial processing, and attachment. We analyze innovative as well as traditional EEG parameters with unsurpassed resolution and accuracy.
We evaluate where our limbic system is integrated with the advanced neocortex and where it dominates specific brain areas and networks. We evaluate how well our brain transfers information across major cortical regions. We identify brain areas that are commonly “sleeping,” which are underactive and under contribute to conscious awareness, as well as those areas which are overactive, burdened with too great a role in our thinking and may result in a skewed focus or understanding.
Sensory Sampling Rate
We monitor the world through our senses and raise this information to conscious awareness many times a second. Most of us sample the sensory world 10 times a second. Some individuals draw information from their senses faster, which often places a great load on our brain to organize this increased information and result in stress, while others are slower, which can impact their ability to interact with others and understand experiences. Compatibility – between parent and child, husband and wife, brother and sister, and even between friends and strangers – often requires similar sensory sampling rates.
We map areas of the brain that are vital for…
Speed of consciousness
We identify how often our brain receives sensory information from the environment and the efficiency of the conscious transfer of this information.
We evaluate the ability of our brains to maintain attention and coordinate reason, decision making, and language.
We evaluate how efficient and skilled our brain’s performance in social situations is, our ability to record emotional and social cues from other individuals, our flexibility to adapt to new situations, and our resilience to respond to difficult emotions.
Perception of well-being
We evaluated the integration of seven major brain networks, including the “default-mode network” that controls self-perception and discern changes in our emotional state.