While the brain is ruled to a large extent by chemical neurotransmitters, it is also a bioelectric organ. The collective study of Quantitative ElectroEncephaloGraphs (QEEG-the conversion of brainwaves to digital form to allow for comparison between neurologically normative and dysfunctional individuals), Event Related Potentials (ERPs - electrophysiological response to stimulus) and Neurotherapy (the process of actually retraining brain processes to) offers a window into brain physiology and function via computer and statistical analyses of traditional EEG patterns, suggesting innovative approaches to the improvement of attention, anxiety, mood and behavior.Prof. Kropotov will discuss how various EEG rhythms and ERPs, the conventional analytic methods . related back to practice and all existing approaches in the field of Neurotherapy - conventional EEG-based neurofeedback, brain-computer interface, transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Prof. Dr. Juri Kropotov is a leading expert in the basic and applied neuroscience. The unique methodology developed in his labs at the Human Brain Institute in St Petersburg (Russia) allows a sophisticated analysis of brain electric activity in resting states and under task conditions. The methodology is described in his book Kropotov, J.D. (2009). Quantitative EEG, event-related potentials and neurotherapy. London: Academic Press. These precise measurements of brain function can be used as Neuromarkers in the clinical context to evaluate brain health in different psychiatric and neurological disorders. The experience of translating this methodology into clinical practice is presented in his recently published book Kropotov, J. D. (2016). Functional neuromarkers for psychiatry: Applications for diagnosis and treatment. San Diego, CA, US: Elsevier Academic Press. His scientific and research career spans 45 years of dedicated work in Brain science. Juri Kropotov, PhD. has earned three doctorates: in theoretical physics, in philosophy and neurophysiology. From 1970 to 1990, he practiced at the psychiatric clinics of the Institute of Experimental Medicine and Institute of the Human Brain at the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg. His work with psychiatric patients included electrode implantation for neurological research, evaluation, diagnosis and therapy. For this research, in 1985 he was awarded the country's highest scientific award - the USSR State Prize. His scientific interests are now focused on quantitative EEG and normative data bases, event-related potentials (ERPs), Neurotherapy (Neurofeedback, tDCS, DBS), QEEG/ERP markers of psychiatric and neurological disorders. His achievements include many years.
Counselors, Social Workers, Psychotherapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Addictions Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Case Managers, other Mental Health Professionals, Educators, Anyone with an interest in the subject
This course is offered at the introductory level.
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