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What to Expect During an EEG
Here are some things you can expect to happen during an EEG:
- A technician measures your head and marks your scalp with a special pencil, to indicate where to attach the electrodes. Those spots on your scalp may be scrubbed with a gritty cream to improve the quality of the recording.
- A technician attaches flat metal discs (electrodes) to your scalp using a special adhesive. Sometimes, an elastic cap fitted with electrodes is used instead. The electrodes are connected with wires to an instrument that amplifies — makes bigger — the brain waves and records them on computer equipment.
- Once the electrodes are in place, an EEG can take up to 60 minutes.
- You relax in a comfortable position with your eyes closed during the test. At various times, the technician may ask you to open and close your eyes, perform a few simple calculations, read a paragraph, look at a picture, breathe deeply (hyperventilate) for a few minutes, or look at a flashing light.
What to Expect with NeuroTrax Cognitive Testing
NeuroTrax testing is very user-friendly and requires little orientation. Although the testing is performed on a computer, it does not require the client to know how to use one. Testing times typically range from 45-60 minutes.
How exactly does NeuroTrax measure brain wellness?
NeuroTrax assesses the client’s brain wellness by precisely measuring the patient’s performance on a series of interactive tests – measuring both accuracy and response time. Test results are compared to previous data from the same patient and performance data from that of a “normative” peer group (i.e., age and education appropriate). The result is a profile of cognitive areas that are ‘strong’ and those that are relatively ‘weak’. The relatively weak areas are the ones that should be targeted for exercises that can be done at home.