Dr. J. Lucas Koberda is a board certified neurologist and an internationally trained physician, currently affiliated with The Florida State University College of Medicine.
His main interest is in neuro-psychiatry and cognitive enhancement. He uses the newest technology of QEEG and Neurofeedback to diagnose and treat many medical conditions including seizures, headaches, fibromyalgia chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and prior stroke. Dr. Koberda has also effectively introduced neurofeedback protocols for a cognitive enhancement which may help students and professionals to improve their memory, concentration, verbal function or information processing speed.
In episode #25 of Smart Drug Smarts, Dr. Koberda speaks with Jesse about the LORETA method of neurofeedback (“LOw-REsolution brain electromagnetic TomogrAphy”) and the advantages that drove him to focus his practice on this approach rather than some of the rival treatment modalities available. He also discusses the potential applications of LORETA to optimizing healthy individuals, as opposed to treatment or rehabilitation of people with medical conditions.
This Week In Neuroscience: Einstein’s Brain – A Well-Connected Corpus Callosum has its Privileges
The journal Brain recently published a study called The Corpus Callosum of Albert Einstein’s Brain: Another Clue to His High Intelligence. Lead researcher Weiwei Men of East China Normal University’s Department of Physics developed a method to measure the thickness of the corpus callosum, the large bundle of nerves that allows the left and right hemispheres of the brain to communicate. Dr. Men compared the thickness of Einstein’s corpus callosum with those of 67 other men in two control groups and found that Einstein (perhaps not surprisingly) had more extensive connections his cerebral hemispheres compared to both of the control groups. Circumstantial but not easily-ignored evidence that there may be an upside to having well-connected lobes.
What You’ll Learn
- The methods of neurological modulation
- The differences between conventional Neurofeedback and LORETA neurofeedback
- The applications and benefits of the LORETA method for both brain/cognitive rehabilitation as well as optimization
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