QEEG brain scans, also known as quantitative electroencephalography, can provide valuable insights into brain function and can be particularly useful in understanding various cognitive processes and identifying potential areas for improvement or intervention.

Having Dr. Andrew Hill from the Peak Brain Institute explain the results adds credibility and expertise to the discussion. Viewers are likely to find the insights shared in the video fascinating, especially if they are interested in neuroscience or personal development.

Unknown Speaker 0:09
Have you seen your brain before like this?

Unknown Speaker 0:11
No, not at all,

Speaker 1 0:12
you’re built in a very interesting way you have, you have what I call the gifted poet brain, one person can’t handle the information and process it coming in, that person is processing it all too much. That’s you, you’re, you’re, it’s a raw sadness. It’s a firehose of social.

Speaker 1 0:58
Hey, good morning. I enjoy going. Thanks. I’m going to start with the performance test because it is more valid and straightforward and easy to read. And overall, you’re sharp, but a little tired is the takeaway, the average score age match compared to other 38 year olds is 100. So you’re at that top edge of typically, you’re starting to become advantageous early on, and you’re fine for being reactive or impulsive, nothing in the way there. However, you can see these little bar sets below each of the four big resources. And you can see that blue bar is not hanging out at the top. And later in the day, this one’s going to kind of wear out or when doing too many things at once. Your stamina is low. And you also have a cranked up what’s called prudence, you’re being very careful, you’re noticing or adjusting.

Speaker 2 1:45
I’m curious how the carefulness gets measured in the test. Because I mean, that that matches my experience. And overall, how it comes across is I do reasonably well on these things. But it’s because I’m extremely careful. And I get very tired. Troodon

Speaker 1 2:03
says what happens after you start to make mistake happens the next trial, do you correct? Do you make the same mistake? So stamina is the big takeaway here. This is all within normal limits, or typical, it’s all fine. But you shifted gears oddly fast, oddly quickly in the visual and the auditory system, but not in the you know, typically in the visual system. That’s kind of interesting.

Speaker 2 2:24
That’s interesting, because I once had my visual memory tested, and it was off the charts low, it makes sense that my auditory is better. But it’s interesting here that my visual is quicker, but it’s harder for me that the oratory is easier, but it’s also slower.

Speaker 1 2:45
There’s some stuff going on in the auditory system behind the right ear, I would guess your partner, friend, whatever starts talking to you, and you have a habit of saying, oh, sorry, what? Because you weren’t already listening, so to speak more automatically?

Speaker 2 3:00
Actually, what happens is very similar to that is, I hear it, I remember it, and I respond to it. 20 seconds later, or Yeah. So it’s like, I’m busy doing something. I’m asked a question. I’m like, hang on, let me just finish doing what I’m doing. And then I read, and then I respond to it. Yeah,

Speaker 1 3:23
this is exactly what I’m talking about. Yeah, it’s this is usually I’m very, very subtle auditory processing issue. And for you, it’s super subtle, but there it is, and we saw it in performance test. And that is what you’re describing behaviorally. Get your professional, romantic and other partners in the short term, to call your name or give you a beat of time, give you an alerting, cue and then a beat of time and then continue. Hey, honey, you want pizza? So much better for you, then honey, could you please put that down to find a stopping place and come look at menus, I’m so hungry, you have to break your Orient. Yeah. So tell your partner here’s how you can help me listen to you better, give me that beat. But you also train this away, you bring up the down the faders up the alphas up the betas. And you should be able to notice more control over the stream of information that’s kind of always there.

Speaker 1 4:20
So there’s some stuff going on the frontal lobe where the the alphas super low that the chill the rest mode, the actual activated voluntary tone, they’re both kind of low, which taking overs and automatic, certain automatic frequencies, letting that tissues kind of act and react both sides actually doing that in the frontal tips. And the funnel tips are involved with the approach versus the avoid system. They help you balance that. And you can think of a front porch of a house with a happy little kid in the left going, Hey, world Comey here on the right of the porch is a grumpy old man going right No, leave us alone too hard. Yeah, sucks. And you balance that based on how safe and energetic and rested Getting excited. Whatever else you might feel this left front having a lot of data and not a lot of data often means that someone’s happy little kid doesn’t want to go outside even though it’s sunny, no too much work, I don’t want to. And they got a motivated and hard to find your joy, your brightness, your resilience, your effort, kind of stuff,

Speaker 2 5:19
I usually have to put a lot of effort into motive, motivating myself to do anything. And it doesn’t last, the energy doesn’t last very long. The

Speaker 1 5:31
right front of grumpy old man when he has lots of theater, it’s more more than just irritability, he starts feeling a sense of overwhelm. And I call this the dread marker, where the where your happy little kids inside will come outside and skip around the neighborhood and you’re grumpy old man’s out there like being angry at the traffic scaring the neighbors a little bit. It’s like exerting and bracing against things being hard. So those are things that if they if that rings true, if this metaphor as silly as they are ring true a little bit, you have an opportunity to train the frontal lobes. And right the ship a little bit, you know, bail yourself out and have that natural buoyancy back where you can ride stress and not be listing in the absence of a storm

Speaker 1 6:18
see a little bit of extra Delta amplitude and down here you’re seeing some low delta phase lag. Here’s the scaling on the phase. It’s line thickness. Low phase lag stuck together Delta phase generally means that we’re feeling some brain fog, some persistent fatigue and tiredness. Yeah, definitely.

Speaker 2 6:37
I’m currently on a four month break to try and feel better about that. So what I’m realizing is that rest is not rest is definitely helping. But there’s definitely more to it than simply taking a break from what is draining. Yeah,

Speaker 1 6:58
it’s not the amount it’s the architecture or the quality of your sleep. That is that’s why falling asleep is okay. But the maintenance of sleep is not necessarily okay. I thought you might be interested to see before we leave this page, though, you’re built in a very interesting way you have you have what I call the gifted palette, brain, there’s a spectrum of it tends to be changes in how you focus and in how you process the outside world, one person can’t handle the information and process it coming in. That person is processing it all too much. That’s you, you’re you’re it’s a raw Yes. It’s a firehose of social, it’s not a hard to hard to discern noise stream.

Speaker 1 7:42
This is how fast your brain is. We’re looking at the left hemisphere, and we’re looking at the peak frequency or the average frequencies. And alpha is your speed of processing. YOU’RE BUILT fairly fast as one can be, which is great. Actually, the places where some of the numbers are a little bit draggy some of the circuits are the same places where the delta is actually fast. Deltas rest and repair, you want to see Delta close to zero. When we’re not reliably getting into deep enough sleep in those cycles and catching a little more deep sleep each time. The Delta feels shorted and start to rush around fast, you know, during the day and try to arrest us when we’re awake. And we feel both tired and rushed that seem valid, a little bit of chronically burned out and

Speaker 2 8:29
definitely I’ve been diagnosed with excessive daytime sleepiness. Oh, yeah, sure.

Speaker 1 8:37
There we go. Whenever I see Delta pushed up this high, people feel really tired. They feel like they’re not getting enough deep sleep. And when this hangs out above, you know, one, or at one or above one for a while for a few months, it eventually collapses into negative numbers. And you’re not there. This is actually the less acute version. This is like a this is a sleep deprivation. For some reason. Maybe it’s apnea. I’m seeing a sprain that is like, Why do I feel tired? Ah

Speaker 1 9:08
Let’s see. Here’s eyes open to more in the back of the head more visual side of the head is more auditory. So I get some sort of visual stress or strain.

Speaker 2 9:16
Yeah, I actively ignore most visual things. Like I don’t I don’t watch TV. I avert my eyes from flashing screens in public.

Speaker 1 9:28
Wow, that data is really strong. The vision of the right this is visual attention. Like you’re like a kid is playing baseball and forgot his sunglasses. I can’t see anything. Where’s the ball? Ah, you have both like a wide open one and one that’s actually struggling even mixed social and sensory junction box. It’s interesting. Not surprised you focus on focus on EQ and things. It’s probably a thing you’d like spend time thinking about and experiencing quite quite differently. Exactly,

Speaker 2 9:55
exactly. I have it’s It’s no exaggeration to say that I’ve had this as a special interest for more than 30 years.

Speaker 1 10:10
I’ve gone to ratios here last in the document, and we’re just seeing all the same stuff. Honestly, we’re seeing lack of sleep depth, lack of motivation, but of sensory stuff with a visual and auditory and, you know, sensory, social focus again. Cool. And if you feel like changing this stuff, I mean, again, I’m never here to tell you what you should do with your brain. But this is generally fairly tractable, if you want to push your brain around.

Speaker 2 10:33
The the thing that has the most of my interest is basically what I’ve already been focusing on, which is sleep. Okay, yeah, yeah. I really don’t see much of a problem with the auditory stuff. I mean, it’s probably a two out of 10 priority in terms of actual impact. But if I can find a way to allow my brain to rest, then I feel like it could actually come back online, again, because at the moment, I feel like, it just has such a low capacity to do things and then I do something and then I burn it out straightaway. And then I have to rest again. And then as soon as I go back, I’d burn it out straightaway. So trying to find a way to stay in that middle ground without burning out.

Unknown Speaker 11:34
Sleep and stressor and attention are all kind of the same resource at some level.

Speaker 2 11:38
So perfect. Well, thanks for that. And thanks for hooking me up with Chris in London. Yeah.

Unknown Speaker 11:50
Well, you take care, bye bye.