From Akron Children’s Hospital Website:
What It Is
An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test used to detect abnormalities related to electrical activity of the brain. This procedure tracks and records brain wave patterns. Small metal discs with thin wires (electrodes) are placed on the scalp, and then send signals to a computer to record the results. Normal electrical activity in the brain makes a recognizable pattern. Through an EEG, doctors can look for abnormal patterns that indicate seizures and other problems.
Why It’s Done
The most common reason an EEG is performed is to diagnose and monitor seizure disorders. EEGs can also help to identify causes of other problems such as sleep disorders and changes in behavior. EEGs are sometimes used to evaluate brain activity after a severe head injury or before heart or liver transplantation.
What it looks like is pictured below. Yes, you feel like a child, completely humbled, at the mercy of your tech, and invaded into the most personal space you have: your brain. I guess they got some good firework data on me ’cause the seizure-like tics were flyin’ high as soon as I lain on the gurney. Geez. Glad that’s over.
Coconut oil and celery anyone? Cheers.