Advantages of HEG
HEG vs EEG: continuous performance tests: HEG showed a 1 point
gain per session, compared to a 1/2 point gain per session of EEG
neurofeedback on the TOVA test (Test of Variable Attention).
Ease of training the frontal lobes of the brain:
HEG is not affected by eye blinks or facial movement which cause
distortion when using EEG.
Why are the Frontal Lobes so Important?
frontal cortex (frontal lobes) is often called “The Executive
Brain” for good reason.
It is the control center and has neuronal
connections to, and exerts some control over, all other parts of the
input gets filtered in the frontal lobes to determine if it is something
important to pay attention to (or not).
processing, including using language and executing tasks in proper
order, takes place in the frontal lobes.
Increased blood supply helps the brain accomplish these tasks.
frontal cortex is in charge of inhibiting impulses, when appropriate.
If the frontal cortex is not functioning well, a person will show
a lot of impulsive behaviors.
involved in this inhibition is control of migraines. Jeffrey Carmen
has shown that when the frontal cortex has increased blood supply,
migraine headaches are well controlled.
frontal lobes are important in the function of working memory.
Working memory is important for reading comprehension and
carrying out tasks.
Frontal lobe hypoperfusion (low blood supply) has been
shown to be a factor in Autism, ADD / ADHD, depression, and