Direct controlled, non-invasive and painless activation of the human brain has been achieved with the introduction of the transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) technique. Initial studies in the 1980’s and 90’s traditionally used single or paired-pulse stimuli to modulate the excitability of the motor cortex.
However, the introduction of stimulators capable of delivering repetitive stimuli allowed researchers to investigate the underlying mechanisms of sensory, motor and cognitive functions in normal and disordered brains, as well as the neuroplastic changes during recovery of function after brain lesions. More recent studies also take into account the extent to which physiological mechanisms could be modulated within the behavioural context. This presentation summarises the TMS techniques used in studying the brain, in particular the application of repetitive stimulation protocols.
Dr Rowe’s presentation discusses the use of scientific theory in driving clinical assessment and treatment through the use of individual patient neurophysiological, neuropsychological and psychological
Quantitative EEG is a direct measure of the electrical energies of the brain which are produced by synapses on the dendrites and cell bodies of cortical pyramidal cells. The network dynamics necessary for proper function of the brain can be disrupted following a traumatic brain injury and can persist for years following even apparently minor injuries with no associated loss of consciousness.
The QEEG data collected in STARTTS Neurofeedback clinic indicates that the excessive temporal lobe alpha and frontal lobe disturbances are two profiles seen most frequently in traumatized clients.
An important task of the human central nervous system is to link sensory information to appropriate response. This is the defining characteristic of adaptive behaviour in humans. Such adaptability is presumed to be mediated by working memory systems that process and respond to detected stimuli according to experience, needs, context and intention, and underpin the capacity to realise goals and plans.
This presentation will review the research of Dr. Robert Coben with Autistic Children with a view to understanding his coherence training methodology. Dr. Gary Schummer has analysed and adapted this methodology in his own research with ADHD and Autistic Spectrum children. Drs. Coben and Schummer base their coherence training on the Neuro Rep analysis of Dr. William Hudspeth.
In the 1990s Prof. Yuri Kropotov started his research in the field of quantitative EEG and evoked potentials in normal subjects, in ADHD population and in neurological patients to whom intracranial electrodes were implanted for diagnosis and therapy.
This presentation, "Responding to the needs of consumers with complex trauma histories a consumer perspective" focuses on the needs of adult survivors of child abuse, highlighting the frequent