What Is A Brain Map?

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Technically known as a quantitative electroencephalogram (qEEG), a Brain Map is a non-invasive technology designed to measure the brainwave patterns in the brain in real-time. First used in 1924, modern computers have made this into a very accurate tool for identifying imbalances in brainwave generation.

The Brain Map process is painless, safe, accurate, and painless. The results will be used to create your customized neurofeedback training regimen.

What happens during a brain map?

A brain map involves scanning the brainwaves on the surface of the scalp using a nylon cap. Once the measurements are done, the system then compares your brainwave activity to a database of normal brain function to determine if imbalances are present.

Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC, BCN explains the brain mapping process and its value


What makes the balance of brainwave generation so important?

There are 4 main brainwaves, and each of them regulates a different part of our body. From sleep to emotions to critical thinking, we would not be who we are without our brainwaves.

Beta Waves

These brainwaves are more active when we are thinking cognitively. They are involved in all manners of conscious thought, such as logical thinking, writing, and reading. Having the right amount of beta waves allows us to focus and complete school or work-based tasks easily. Having too much Beta brainwave activity can lead to anxiety, and in extreme cases, full-blown panic attacks.

Alpha Waves

This frequency range bridges the gap between our conscious thinking and the subconscious mind. It helps us to calm down when necessary and helps to promote feelings of deep relaxation. However, too much energy in the Alpha waves on the left side of the brain is frequently seen in cases of depression.

Theta Waves

This particular frequency range is involved in many areas of physical and mental activity.  Imbalances in Theta waves are often measured in people dealing with ADD, or loss of working and short-term memory. Improving the balance of Theta can improve intuition, creativity, concentration, and memory.

Delta Waves

These are the slowest recorded brain waves in human beings. They are associated with the deepest levels of relaxation and restorative, healing sleep. Adequate production of Delta waves helps us feel completely rejuvenated after we wake up from a good night’s sleep.

Proper Delta function is important for good emotional control, focus, concentration, and normal brain development in children as they mature.

Here is a sample of a portion of a typical qEEG report in our office:

Our Brain Map Report

What makes brain mapping so important is the ability to analyze each brain and generate a customized report that allows for the creation of a personalized neurofeedback training protocol. This comprehensive report is unique to each individual and very detailed. Think of it as a customized care plan for your brain.

Are you ready to find out more?

Dr. Johnson is pleased to offer a free initial evaluation to anyone interested in this all-natural approach to improved brain health.

Schedule your free evaluation or call (586) 488-4818 to speak with one of our friendly staff today.