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   

 

From A to Z of QEEG

 

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

 

Jay Gunkelman

QEEG-Diplomat

 

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

Mantra at Salt Beach, Kingscliff

Gold Coast - New Tweed Coast

 

Day 1:  Morning

Topics:

  • Mechanisms of the generation of EEG rhythms
  • Background EEG as reflection of cortical selfregulation
  • What does clinical EEG mean?
  • Pathological EEG patterns (slow waves, spikes, paroxysms...) in epilepsy, brain tumors, and some other brain disorders
  • Mapping potentials
  • Making Low Resolution Electromagnetic Tomography (LORETA and s-LORETA) from the potential maps.

Educational objective:
 

Understand the foundations of clinical EEG, namely:

  • neuronal basics of brain rhythms generation
  • methods of recording and montaging
  • distinguish non-EEG artifacts from EEG records,
  • correct for artifacts using various approaches available by means of software Tools.
  • distinguish pathological EEG patterns by means of visual inspection as well as by means of automated Tools.
  • use brain maps and s-LORETA imaging for depicting the data.

Procedure:

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

Topics:

  • Recording an EEG in resting state (eyes open, eyes closed, hyperventilation)
  • Visual inspection of the EEG recording
  • Artifact correction
  • Automated spike detection

Educational objective:

  • to place electrodes on the patients´ head according to 10-20 system
  • to start, to end and to store an EEG recording
  • to be able to use the built-in user database to manage the datasets
  • to re-montage the recording.

Procedure:

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

Topics:

  • Quantitative EEG as a method for neuro-metrics
  • QEEG-endophenotypes (biological markers) in healthy population
  • QEEG-endophenotypes in brain disorders

Educational objective:
 

Methods of spectral analysis, including

  • Fourier and wavelet transformations
  • coherence
  • event related de-synchronization
  • show how these methods enable us to reveal QEEG-endophenotypes of brain disorders such as ADHD, dyslexia, anxiety.

Procedure: Lecture, practicing with EEG records of healthy subjects and of patients from the HBI database.
 

Day 2:  Afternoon

Topics:

  • Spectral and coherence analysis of EEG recorded on the first day
  • Comparing spectral characteristics of recorded EEG with the normative data of the HBI reference database.

Educational objective:

  • to re-montage the recording into the HBI database montage
  • to perform spectral and coherence analysis
  • to compare the results of the analysis with the HBI database
  • to make interpretations of the results.

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

 

Mantra at Salt Beach, Kingscliff

Gold Coast - New Tweed Coast

Day 3:  Morning

Topics:

  • Event related potentials (ERPs) as markers of stages of information flow in the brain
  • Association of ERPs components with functioning of brain systems
  • Reflection of dysfunction of brain systems in ERPs components.

 

Educational objective:

  • Methods of Event Related Potentials, including
  • averaging technique
  • Independent Component Analysis (ICA), as well as
  • to show the discriminative power of ERPs in ADHD, dyslexia, traumatic brain injury.

Procedure:

Lecture, practicing with EEG records of healthy subjects and of patients from the HBI database.

 

Day 3: Afternoon

Topics:

  • Recording of EEG in Visual Contingent Performance Task (VCPT)
  • Preprocessing of EEG
  • Computing ERPs by averaging technique
  • Comparison of behavioral parameters (omission and commission errors, latencies and variances of responses) with the normative data of the Human Brain Index (HBI) database
  • Comparison of ERPs with the HBI database
  • Comparison of ICA components of ERPs with the normative data.

 

Educational objective:

  • to demonstrate Psytask software for presenting tasks provided with the HBI database
  • to record EEG in one of the tasks (such as VCPT)
  • to compute ERPs and behavioral parameters
  • to analyze ERPs visually and to make maps as well as LORETA images of
  • ERPs components, and
  • to compare ERPs and ERPs components with the HBI reference database.

Procedure:

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

Topics:

  • Neurofeedback and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) as tools of Neurotherapy
  • Neurotherapy for peak performance in healthy subjects
  • Neurotherapy for correcting cortical dysregulation in brain disorders
  • Neurotherapy for correcting disorders of information flow.

 

Educational objective:

methods of Neurotherapy, including

  • QEEG-based neurofeedback
  • s-LORETA neurofeedback
  • ICA-neurofeedback
  • ERP-based neurofeedback
  • Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).

 

Procedure:

Lecture, practicing with EEG records of patients from the HBI database and constructing neurotherapy protocols.

 

Day 4:  Afternoon

Topics:

  • Analysis of EEG records made during the first days
  • Constructing neurotherapy protocols for peak performance by using the recorded EEG files
  • Analysis of EEG records of patients from the HBI reference database
  • Constructing neurotherapy protocols for treatment

 

Educational objective:

  • To use the HBI reference database for constructing protocols of neurotherapy.

 

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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