Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia
2009 Annual Conference Workshops
Applied Neuroscience in Clinical Practice
From Neuromodulation and Neuroplasticity – to Biomarkers and Nutrition
Mantra at Salt Beach South Kingscliff
Event Related Potentials & Neurotherapy
With Jay Gunkelman and Prof. Jury Kropotov
“We are facing a renaissance of EEG. The renaissance is associated with the development of new methods of analysis and breakthrough discoveries pertaining to the neuronal mechanisms of EEG. The majority of the new methods were initiated in laboratory settings only a few years ago. There is an urgent need however to introduce these new methods into clinical practice. Unfortunately, none of the existing normative data bases use the newly developed technologies” Prof. Jury Kropotov
EEG Renaissance in Clinical and Cognitive Neurosciences and Medicine
The main goal of this workshop is to teach participants how to improve their diagnostic and treatment tools by using recent advances in Quantitative EEG, Event Related Potentials and Neurotherapy.
This workshop will focus on A-Z of Quantitative encephalography starting from the fundamentals of EEG gradually advancing to more complex methodologies. This is a hands-on workshop aimed to equip participants with all round skills enabling them to apply the technical and theoretical knowledge in clinical practice with confidence.
Each day will consist of two parts: Morning, lecturing theory, practicing with software on EEG files taken the Human Brain Index (HBI) reference database, and afternoon, working with hardware/software, recording EEG and analyzing EEG files recorded during the workshop.
The attendees are required to bring laptops. At the workshop the attendees will be supplied by an educational software and EEG files from the Human Brain Index reference database. The attendees will be supplied with hardware for recoding EEG. Each attendee will be able to make recording and analysis by him/herself.
The workshop will be taped and the tapes will be given for free to the attendees. Workshop participants will be able to purchase the latest book “Quantitative EEG, Event Related Potentials and Neurotherapy” by professor Jury D. Kropotov
This is a pre- and -post conference workshop for advanced professional development and will be run on 30-31 July and 03-04 August 2009 before and after the Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia Annual Conference
Venue: Mantra on Salt Beach, Kingscliff, Northern NSW, New Tweed Coast
Starting in 1972 with the State Hospital based biofeedback laboratory, and then specializing in EEG for decades, Jay is one of the most experienced Clinical and research EEG/qEEG specialists in the world. Author of many scientific papers, and presentations, and a mounting list of books, he has a depth of understanding of the breadth of mind/brain's function, ranging from the harder neuroscience to involvement in consciousness research and EEG studies of healers.
Jay is currently the Past-President of the Biofeedback Society of California, and is a popular lecturer world-wide. Jay has occupied leadership positions in the field's professional societies (AAPB and ISNR), as well as having a successful international EEG/qEEG consulting business: Q-Pro Worldwide.
Jay’s work in EEG “phenotypes” characterized the basic failure modes of the brain, and though this approach is not diagnostic, the power of it is the prediction of effective therapeutic interventions based on the EEG phenotypes. From the seminal publication in this area in 2005, Jay has been involved in research on clinical outcomes using the phenotype approach, with publication in the areas of NF for addiction, as well as in the area of medication response prediction in stimulants used for ADHD. The current research includes predicting SSRI/SNRI response in depression, as well as looking at some genetic correlation with the phenotype clusters with a SSRI response predicting genetic marker (COMT alleles). Other current work includes an integration of the vigilance model (Bente) and the phenotype model.
Jay also has developed an advanced model of mind/brain/consciousness that integrates the EEG and ERP data into a functioning model of how the brain works, including slow cortical potentials, gamma, and quantum effects such as “Nested Rhythms”.
Prof. Jury Kropotov
Director of laboratory for neurobiology of action programming at Institute of the Human Brain of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St.-Petersburg, Russia and Professor II at the Institute of Psychology at Norwegian University for Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. Dr. Kropotov graduated from the department of physics (major in quantum mechanics) of St.-Petersburg State University in 1972. In 1975 he defended his Ph theses on “Slow processes in the human brain” at the Institute for Experimental Medicine.
In 1985 for his research in the field of human physiology he was awarded the State Prize of the USSR – the highest award in the former Soviet Union. He was the first to show that the basal ganglia thalamo-cortical circuits of the human brain are involved in cognitive and affective functions.
In 1986-1992 he developed a mathematical model of the cortex – the canonical cortical module – that was able to explain most of the properties of neurons in the visual cortex. In 1990s he started the 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. In 1998 he began using neurofeedback and transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for treatment ADHD and some other brain dysfunctions. He is. For his research he was awarded the Medal of Honor of Russian Federation, the Diploma of the USSR Academy of Sciences for the Highest Achievement (Discovery) in science. He published more than 180 papers and 7 books. For many years he served as an editor of the journal “Human Physiology” of Russian Academy of Sciences. He is ex-president of the European Chapter of international Society for Neuronal Regulation (iSNR) and an editor of the journal “Neurotherapy”.
The Academic Press just published his new book: Quantitative EEG, Event-Related Potentials and Neurotherapy
Juri Kropotov & Jay Gunkelman Workshop: Part A 30 - 31 July 2009
Part A: Pre-Conference Workshop
A-Z of QEEG, Fundamental concepts of QEEG, Event Related Potentials & Neurotherapy
Day 1: Morning
Understand the foundations of clinical EEG, namely:
Lectures (Power Point presentations)
Practice with EEG records of healthy subjects and patients from the HBI database (software and EEG files are supplied).
Day 1: Afternoon
The attendees will be divided into groups. Each group will be supplied with hardware/software for recording and analysis. One of the attendees will serve as a subject (to be recorded) while the others will prepare the subject and record the EEG
Day 2: Morning
Methods of spectral analysis, including
Procedure: Lecture, practicing with EEG records of healthy subjects and of patients from the HBI database.
Day 2: Afternoon
Procedure: The attendees will be divided into groups.
Each group will be supplied with software for analysis.
The analysis of EEG of the subjects recorded on the first day will be done. Spectra, coherence, theta/beta ratios, asymmetry maps for EEGs recorded on the first day will be computed and analyzed.
Juri Kropotov & Jay Gunkleman workshop: Part B: August 3-4 2009 ,
PART B: Post-Conference Workshop
A-Z of QEEG: Advanced concepts of QEEG, Evoked Potentials and Neurotherapy
Day 3: Morning
Lecture, practicing with EEG records of healthy subjects and of patients from the HBI database.
Day 3: Afternoon
The attendees will be divided into groups. Each group will be
supplied with hardware/software for recording and analysis. One of the attendees will serve as a subject (to be recorded) while the others will record An EEG. The VCPT task will also be recorded and analyzed.
Day 4: Morning
methods of Neurotherapy, including
Lecture, practicing with EEG records of patients from the HBI database and constructing neurotherapy protocols.
Day 4: Afternoon
Procedure: The attendees will be divided into groups. Each group will be supplied with an HBI database. The records made during the first days will be analyzed and neurofeedback protocols for peak performance will be suggested. Several records of patients of the HBI database will be analyzed.
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