Professor Kropotov will use the seminar to explore recent advances in neuroscience leading to the identification of the EEG functional neuromarkers of psychiatric disorders. The neuromarkers have diagnostic sensitivity exceeding 80% which have been confirmed by independent studies.
The seminar will focus on the analysis of EEG (Electroencephalogram) and ERPs (Event Related Potentials). These measurement techniques are reliable and reproducible. The cost of each EEG assessment is relatively inexpensive compared to alternative assessment methods and the technique is noninvasive.
The neuromarkers for ADHD, Schizophrenia, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder are reviewed and examples provided of how these neuromarkers may be used for diagnosis, personalized neuromodulation and for the monitoring of treatment outcomes.
The neuronal mechanisms that generate EEG spontaneous rhythms will also be explored and the functional meaning of ERP components in cognitive tasks explained.
At the conclusion of this seminar, participants will:
- Understand how neurophysiological measures of resting state spontaneous electroencephalography (EEG) and event-related potentials (ERPs) may serve as functional neuromarkers in neuroscientific research and practice;
- Understand the utility of specific ERP waves such as CNV and P300 as biomarkers in psychiatric disorders including ADHD, OCD & Schizophrenia;
- Understand that ERP waves, representing the sum of widely distributed cortical activity, can be decomposed into separate latent components with distinct localizations and different functional meanings; and
- Recognise the potential of these neurometrics to contribute to both diagnostic and treatment protocols, e.g., to predict medication efficacy.
- 9.30am Delegates arrive, register, refreshments
- 9.45am Welcome & housekeeping
- 10.00am Part 1> Introduction to Neuromarkers in Psychiatry (45 mins)
- Part 2> Neuromarkers in ADHD (45 minutes)
- 11:30am Morning tea provided
- 12noon Part 3> Neuromarkers in OCD (45 mins)
- Part 4> Neuromarkers in Schizophrenia (45 minutes)
- 1:30pm Q & A
- 2.00pm Close
About the presenter(s)
Yuri Kropotov, our guest from St Petersburg, is qualified in theoretical physics, philosophy and in neurophysiology. He completed two dissertations: “Infra slow electrical and metabolic processes in the human brain” (1975), and “Neurophysiological mechanisms of human memory” (1984). For this research he was awarded the highest scientific award - the USSR State Prize (1985), while his discoveries were officially registered by the Academy Committee in 1990 (diploma for highest achievement in science). Now his scientific interests are: Quantitative EEG and normative databases, event-related potentials (ERPs), neurotherapy (neurofeedback/tDCS/DBS), and the QEEG/ERP markers of ADHD and other brain disorders.
This seminar will be offered in either Perth, Melbourne or Sydney. Please choose your preferred location when registering.
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The NFB & Psychology Interest Group aims to:
• Provide a supportive professional forum for APS Members and others interested in Neurofeedback and psychology.
• Enhance the professional identity of Neurofeedback practitioners within the APS.
• Promote emerging theory, research and evidence-based practices related to EEG based assessments and therapy.
• Strengthen our links with researchers and practitioners in the fields of psychology and neuroscience.