As neuro-scientific studies have shown, various states that are reached through practicing of a particular training/coaching technique are associated with different qEEG spatio-temporal and oscillatory signatures and such signatures are directly related to the baseline neuropshychological profiles of individuals. The baseline resting condition reflects the individual's characteristic balance of the corresponding independent neurophysiological processes. Changes in this balance during a concrete type of training/coaching must determine the corresponding functional state. Furthermore, both individual differences and functional states can be psychophysiologically interpreted in the same terms that characterize the individual's style in some aspects of training/coaching performance. Therefore, if one knows in advance his/hers individual qEEG profile, he or she (or coaching staff and trainer) could choose or adjust the training/coaching technique which would be the most suitable, and effective. In this context, if neurophysiological information (derived from qEEG screening) is used as the independent variable and training/coaching response is analyzed as the dependent variable, a connection between neurophysiology and training/coaching outcome may be observed.

To achieve this goal, qEEG screening can be used. It is meant to be used by individuals, their coaching staff or trainers for determining psychophysiological profile of the practitioner and/or progress of training. qEEG screening provides a guide to selecting individualized training protocols that allow people to unlock the full potential of their brain-and-mind.

BrainID Oy is a pioneering company that has started to use the qEEG screening to improve the quality of training and leadership development. BrainID utilises the knowledge obtained through the scientific research of BM-Science Centre in the field of cognitive psychophysiology and neuroscience, to advance its understanding of the brain’s role in producing effective behaviour and to explore how the brain itself might be used to better develop exemplary leadership potential. BrainID programs are deeply personal and customized to each individual. They utilise quantitative electroencephalogram (qEEG) of each participant, which employs advanced original signal processing techniques to infer data about the brain-and-mind and use this data to build individual programs of coaching that fit the unique neurological blueprint of each individual.


Screening for personalized brain baseline

Based on numerous scientific studies in cognitive neuroscience an innovative, scientifically based qEEG Screening tool was developed that helps to quantify objectively status of brain and mind.

Measurement of the brain and mind functioning is based on the premise that there are distinct states and traits characteristics. State refers to the situational characteristics of EEG, whereas trait refers to the basic constitutional characteristics of EEG. This particular qEEG Screening tool measures only trait (long-term) characteristics of EEG.

The qEEG Screening tool provides personalized assessment of key trait factors such as general vigilance level, speed of cognitive processes, positivity/negativity bias, motivation tendency, sociability, anxiety tendency, stress resistance and level of brain resources. The objective assessment of brain baseline allows for projection of real world functioning. Establishing a personalized brain baseline is the first step to managing behavioural and mental health.

The qEEG screening tool is based on mathematical and statistical processing of digital EEG, which condenses the qEEG data to a single page color-coded summary - the qEEG Screening Profile. The qEEG Screening Profile provides the integrated result of the analysis of multiple indices related to brain and mind functioning that are derived from qEEG data from a 19-channel EEG recording with a standard International 10-20 electrode placement system. The qEEG Screening Profile consists of 9 evaluation metrics that provide an easy to understand quantitative values for otherwise complicated neurophysiological constructs.

 

Monitoring coaching/training effectiveness

Establishing a brain baseline allows for individuals to act as their own controls in measuring the efficacy of personalized coaching/training and outcomes. The qEEG Screening tool offers objective "before and after" evaluation of coaching/training efficacy. Regular monitoring is important for promoting coaching/training adherence and to demonstrate coaching/training outcomes.


Privacy and client data

Within our practice, our team works according to the Helsinki Declaration on Ethical Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects. According to this Declaration responsibility, integrity, respect and expertise are of paramount importance. In agreement with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) act, participant data are kept with great care to ensure that the privacy of our participants is protected (see our Privacy Policy). Information will not be shared with third parties unless the participant has given written permission.

Before the qEEG research takes place, the participant will be asked to take note of a consent form and sign it. In this statement the participant is asked if his/her qEEG data can be used anonymously in scientific research.