At the root of all our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors is the brain. Brain activity relies on synchronized electrical pulses, which can be described as brainwaves. Electroencephalography (EEG) is a tool used to detect and measure brainwaves.
We can think of brainwaves like musical notes. Imagine slow brainwaves like a deep, slow drum beat. Picture faster brainwaves like a high pitched flute trill. Although brainwaves come in many different speeds, scientists break them up into slow, medium, and fast groups.
Our brainwaves change according to what we are doing and feeling. Slow waves make us feel tired, slow, or sluggish – great for falling asleep. Medium waves are linked with a calm and restful state. And fast waves induce a focused or hyper-alert feeling – helpful when you’re problem solving. Ideally, our brain produces these waves in a “Goldilocks” amount – not too much or too little of any single wave type, but just the right amount.
The eVox Brain Map uses EEG to help your doctor understand the way your brain functions. The better your doctor understands your brain activity, the clearer your roadmap to a better brain becomes.