EEG and Task Performance (CPT Test)
EEG and Alertness
Dr. M. Barry Sterman, a Professor Emeritus in the departments of Neurobiology and Biobehavioral Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine conducted a research study to provide an initial but scientifically rigorous evaluation of the effects of CT on the electrical activity of the human brain.Click here to read Dr. Sterman's report
Three subjects were studied. Each person participated in test trials administered over a six-hour period. Subjects wore a standardized electrode cap with 19 recording sites. All data was recorded and stored on a hard disk.
Test 1) EEG and Task performance
A computerized version of the Continuous Performance Task, or CPT, was administered. This test records accuracy and recall of cognitive stimuli. All subjects were seated in front of a computer and were given the CPT test. The test was repeated four times: twice with the CT equipment disconnected and twice with the CT equipment connected. Subjects were not aware when the equipment was connected or disconnected.
On the cognitive test, two of the three subjects showed a 20% faster reaction time along with a 3 to 17% increase in accuracy when the CT was on.
The researcher concludes that despite the fact that few subjects were studied, the overall picture that emerges is that CT had a meaningful and positive effect on the subject’s ability to sustain attention. “Such a finding was both unprecedented and unexpected.”
Test 2) EEG and Alertness
All subjects were seated on a reclining chair lined with a mat containing the CT. They were asked to close their eyes and relax for 30 minutes. This procedure was repeated four times; twice with the CT disconnected and twice with the CT connected.
During the resting phase, when the CT was off, all subjects showed brain wave patterns that were indicative of drowsiness and sleep (which is natural in a reclining chair with eyes closed). When the CT was turned on, EEG patterns were similar to those patterns of activity in the brain systematically associated with superior attention and memory performance.
The researcher commented that: “this (CT) equipment appeared to support general attention and suppress the urge to drowsiness and sleep, even when the eyes were closed for a prolonged period. This provocative conclusion is certainly worthy of further investigation.”
Dr. LeGunn EEG findings with Quantum Byte Software:
“Dr. LeGunn has completed his testing and has good results. He tested about six subjects before and after exposure to the CT Software while using a computer and I am advised there were significant/positive brain wave changes in the majority of subjects."
This finding is based on the initial interpretation by the Doctor administering the EEG tests.
(EEG brain wave coherence has been scientifically correlated with greater creativity, improved short and long term memory, better grades in school, increased IQ, improved moral reasoning, improved concept learning, etc.)