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Brain Neuroplasticity and Concussions
Thu, 20 October 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM MDT
Dave Siever, CEO of MindAlive will be speaking on Audi- Visual Entrainment and Concussions.
Concussion - Identifying Diffuse Axonal Interruptions/Injuries Through EEG/qEEG and Rapid Recovery Using Audio-visual Entrainment
Prevalent in falls, motor-vehicle accidents, sports injuries (and perhaps fever), diffuse axonal interruptions/injuries (DAI) are the most prevalent brain injuries today. Brain regions far outside the site of injury are affected and these neurons may be taken offline. A DAI typically involves the white matter between the neurons and the thalamus. This disconnect impairs emotional stability and cognition.
Electroencephalography (EEG) tracings and quantified EEG (qEEG) are powerful tools for the detection of a DAI. Other medically-based imaging techniques often miss the interruptions involved with a DAI.
Audio-visual Entrainment (AVE) is a technique involving the presentation of flashing lights in a pair of eyesets and pulsing tones via a pair of headphones at brain wave frequencies. AVE used in a surprising and counter-intuitive way has given these brain-injured people a second chance at regaining their lives, occupations, social life and good mental health.