All thinking, learning, emotional processing and behavior is coordinated by the brain through a variety of neuronal networks. In order to achieve a more confident diagnostic assessment, the electrical activity of the brain is recorded as an electroencephalogram (EEG), and then analyzed mathematically (qEEG) using swLORETA, a state-of-the-art source localization method which allows examination of cortical brain sites and their connections to deeper brain structures including the cerebellum.
Recent fMRI studies confirm the involvement of specific brain networks associated with conditions such as ADHD, PTSD, OCD, depression, and anxiety. Identification of these networks through LORETA analysis provides a useful tool in understanding the full diagnostic picture of the patient from a physiological perspective. It also serves as a blueprint for any neurofeedback treatment that may follow.
Dr. Tignor examines each patient's quantitative EEG in consultation with a second independent expert. While Dr. Tignor knows the clinical and neuropsychological background of each patient, the second expert's analysis is based solely on the visual EEG and analytical qEEG findings. The qEEG analysis and interpretation of the results subsequently become part of the full neuropsychological evaluation.
For interested readers, a more technical discussion of neuroimaging techniques used by Dr. Tignor is provided on the following page. more
For an overview of the latest techniques involving swL.O.R.E.T.A., please refer to the following page. techniques