Sponsored by Futurehealth Inc.
This course provides an in-depth review of the essential building blocks for understanding and proper application of quantitative electroencephalography in the areas of client evaluation and neurofeedback training. These components include a) the physiological basis of the EEG, b) the functional relevance of frequency/topography patterns and c) the evaluation of client status and change with training. For the latter it introduces and describes a new software program called the SKIL Topometric.
Dr. Sterman, a professor in the Departments of Neurobiology and Psychiatry at UCLA, is uniquely qualified to present this course. His basic studies of the EEG in animals have contributed significantly to current neurophysiological models, his past and ongoing studies of EEG functional dynamics in humans were germinal to the field of neurofeedback and are currently challenging some time-honored concepts in EEG, and his pioneering quantitative studies of the EEG as a tool for the evaluation of pathology and training outcomes in epileptics set the standards for the field of neurofeedback.
Grants and contracts from the US federal government supported all of this research. Further, as Dr. Sterman likes to say, all of the facts and concepts presented in this course are based on published articles in respected journals and on findings replicated at more than one facility. When he reaches into his extensive research and clinical experience to express an opinion, he makes it very clear that the jury is not yet in on that issue.
e-mail for more info or to registerRegistration fee: see winter brain meeting info
$550 on-site, $495 until Dec 30th, $525 until Jan 25th.
.Or, Register and buy a Mindset EEG at a combination discounted price (save $100 when combining registration and purchase.)
__Add the SKIL Sterman Topometric Database for $2000
Payment based on cash/check/ wire transfer . Add 3% surcharge if other payment method is used. No need to overnight mail. But clear postmark date must be legible.See registration details to register and for cancellation fees Course content is based on Dr. Stermans 35+ years of research and clinical experience with the mammalian EEG. Starting with studies of sleep and waking states in cats and monkeys, he was the first to describe the SMR, show that it could be brought under experimental control through EEG operant conditioning, and evaluate the functional significance of it and other cortical EEG rhythms using this method together with sophisticated neurophysiological and behavioral techniques. He discovered a protective effect against seizures with SMR operant conditioning in animals and extended this finding into a treatment of seizure disorders in humans. During the last decade he has used contemporary computer-based EEG analysis methods to study the functional components of cognitive performance in normal subjects.
This progression has paralleled the modern development of concept and technology in both electroencephalography and neurofeedback. It has led to both a theoretical and practical appreciation of what the EEG can tell us about the brains functioning and how it can be used appropriately as a tool for examining and altering brain function.
Accordingly, this workshop is directed to an understanding of what the EEG is, where it comes from, what it tells us about neural functioning, and how to use it effectively to assess functional status. Its objectives are to review methods and concepts in depth, with a view to proper use and rational interpretation based on documented findings and principles.
The QEEG is presented as a tool for evaluation within the context of neurofeedback protocols and strategies, and not for clinical diagnosis.
Important factors such as time of day, task engagement, sample variability, and functional organization are stressed, instead of shallow and limited actuarial-type statistical outcomes and superficial interpretations. Additionally, a new "Topometric Analysis System" will be introduced, which is directed to a functionally relevant and statistically
valid evaluation of topographic data for neurofeedback applications.
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