Conclusion: QEEG-guided Neurofeedback in Context and in Practice

BrainMaster Technologies, Inc., Bedford, OH 44146, USA.
Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (Impact Factor: 1.13). 09/2009; 35(1):37-8. DOI: 10.1007/s10484-009-9108-z
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    • "A key focus of qNF is precisely tailoring the NF protocol, based on the individual EEG baseline and symptom status of the client, as determined by the qEEG, in conjunction with clinical history and presenting symptoms (Arns, Drinkenburg, & Kenemans, 2012). The primary premise of this approach is that localized cortical dysfunctions, or dysfunctional connectivity between localized cortical areas, correspond with a variety of mental disorders and presenting symptoms (Coben & Myers, 2010; Collura, 2010; Walker, 2010). When the EEG record of an individual is then compared to a normative database representing a sample of healthy individuals, the resulting outlier data (deviations of zscores from the mean) help link clinical symptoms to brain dysregulation (Thatcher, 2013). "
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