The Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia is a professional membership organisation consisting of health professionals from Medicine, NeuroPsychiatry, Psychology, Nursing, Chiropractic, Naturopathy, Physiotherapy and Behavioural Optometry who are committed to the promotion of optimum health primarily through self-regulation, diet and nutrition.
What is Applied Neuroscience?
As the name implies, Applied Neuroscience is the application of Neuroscience research findings from the fields of Neurophysiology, Neuropsychiatry, Neurobiology, Psychophysiology, Molecular Biochemistry and Nutrition to clinical practice. The field of Applied Neuroscience bridges across these disciplines to bring together the most useful and promising research and treatment modalities to promote optimum mental health through self regulation.
From Neurophysiology Quantitative Electroencephalography (QEEG) provides a well researched technology that enables Applied Neuroscience practitioners to identify how the brain electrical activity of a patient may differ from those in a database of normal subjects. Such differences are often associated with mental health issues such as ADHD, Learning Disorders, Autism, Aspergers Syndrome, Epilepsy, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Primary Degenerative Dementia and others.
Neurotherapy uses a computer assisted EEG (Electroencephalogram) which measures brainwave activity through sensors, placed on the surface of the scalp. The brainwave activity can then be displayed on a computer as a visual and audio representation in the form of a brain controlled game. Through this sophisticated neuro-feedback system, individuals are taught to effectively exercise their brain, leading to increased concentration, better impulse control and the ability to differentiate and control mental states associated with mood problems. Neurotherapy empowers the brain to develop increased control and mental strength, much like the effects of weight lifting to develop muscle strength or jogging to improve cardiovascular fitness. Read more...