Quantitative EEG, Event-Related Potentials and Neurotherapy


  • Juri Kropotov, Director of Laboratory of Institute of the Human Brain of Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA, Professor II of Institute of Psychology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, NORWAY

While the brain is ruled to a large extent by chemical neurotransmitters, it is also a bioelectric organ. The collective study of Quantitative ElectroEncephaloGraphs (QEEG-the conversion of brainwaves to digital form to allow for comparison between neurologically normative and dysfunctional individuals), Event Related Potentials (ERPs - electrophysiological response to stimulus) and Neurotherapy (the process of actually retraining brain processes to) offers a window into brain physiology and function via computer and statistical analyses of traditional EEG patterns, suggesting innovative approaches to the improvement of attention, anxiety, mood and behavior.The volume provides detailed description of the various EEG rhythms and ERPs, the conventional analytic methods such as spectral analysis, and the emerging method utilizing QEEG and ERPs. This research is then related back to practice and all existing approaches in the field of Neurotherapy - conventional EEG-based neurofeedback, brain-computer interface, transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation - are covered in full. Additionally, software for EEG analysis is provided on a companion web site so that the theory can be practically utilized on the spot, and a database of the EEG algorithms described in the book can be combined with algorithms uploaded by the user in order to compare dysfunctional and normative data.While it does not offer the breadth provided by an edited work, this volume does provide a level of depth and detail that a single author can deliver, as well as giving readers insight into the personl theories of one of the preeminent leaders in the field.
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Primary:Neuropsychologists and clinical psychologists seeking new methods to assess brain fucntion and dysfunction and treatment of disorders.Secondary:Advanced neuroscience students studying brain function; neurologists and psychiatrists seeking alternative diagnostic/treatment tools.


Book information

  • Published: August 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-374512-5

Table of Contents

1. Slow and infra slow potentials, delta rhythms2. Alpha rhythms3. Beta rhythms4. Frontal midline theta rhythm5. Paroxysmal events6. QEEG endophenotypes7. QEEG during sleep8. Methods of analysis of background EEG9. Practice10. Sensory systems11. Attention networks12. Executive system13. Affective system14. Memory systems15. Methods: neuronal networks and ERPs16. Practice17. ADHD18. Schizophrenia19. Addiction20. OCD21. Depression22. Alzheimer's disease23. Methods of neurotherapy24. Conclusion