The Brain Profiling Group (BPG) specializes in the testing and evaluation of brain function, for the purpose of detecting and quantifying abnormalities arising from psychological disorders or physical trauma. BPG provides this specialist service for professionals, medical and legal practitioners and patients seeking clarification of psychological and organic trauma, and others who seek to obtain peak brain performance.

BPG utilizes newly developed neurophysiological testing procedures (brain function testing) to provide accurate, reliable, and objective measures of brain function, by directly monitoring and measuring the functional activity of brain cells during various states of arousal and information processing (Gordon et al., 2005; Rowe et al. 2007)

This newly developed medical testing technology overcomes the deficiencies of traditional neuropsychological (cognitive) and behavioural testing, and other forms of subjective assessment. This is possible through BPG's use of a computer bio-behavioural interface during neuropsychological testing and simultaneous recording of neurophysiology. This provides an unsurpassed level of sensitivity, reliability and accuracy. The definitive brain profile or diagnosis which results is supported by a scientifically robust quantitative and personalized report.

BPG's integrative neurophysiological, cognitive and psychological testing has been used extensively for diagnostic purposes relating to head injury, memory problems, early Alzheimer's, impulse disorders, vascular disorders, intellectual impairment, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, sleep apnea, peak performance and giftedness.

The medical technology used by BPG was originally developed at the University of Sydney and the Brain Dynamics Centre, Westmead Hospital through collaboration with an international network (BRAINnet) of scientists and clinicians. BPG now works in close cooperation with the Brain Resource Company (BRC), who has been responsible for the commercialization and further development of the unique neurophysiological, brain wave, and neuropsychological testing procedures. This ongoing cooperative agreement with BRC, along with local and international clinical and scientific affiliations, gives BPG clients access to an international network of Brain Function laboratories, and an unsurpassed level of methodological standardization, along with use of world's largest normative and clinical brain profile database.

BPG offers the latest brain diagnostic technology supported by a depth of clinical experience in its application and interpretation.

In summary, BPG brain function assessment offers the following advantages:

  • Use of world's largest standardized and normative database and most comprehensive test battery.

    This represents numbers and measures that are significantly greater and more comprehensive than competing databases (Gordon et al., 2005; Johnstone et al., 2005; Rowe et al., 2007).

    This feature is critical and enables an unsurpassed level of brain profiling, increased differentiation, sensitivity and accuracy, over competing methods and traditional psychological, neuropsychological and imaging techniques.

    Databases with smaller numbers can lead to erroneous findings and should not be relied upon.

  • Expert and specialist evidence is backed by objective data and independent scientific literature.

  • Our techniques have published and peer reviewed validity, reliability and scientific studies.
  • Certification for medical use by the United States Food and Drug Authority (FDA) as outlined in the FDA 510K document.
  • Experience with over 1000 individual cases using brain function assessment.
  • Expert consultation backed by objective data and independent scientific literature.

Selected References

Gordon, E, Cooper, N, Rennie, C, Hermens, D, and Williams, LM (2005). Integrative neuroscience: the role of a standardized database. Clinical EEG & Neuroscience, 36(2), 64-75.

Johnstone, J, Gunkelman, J, and Lunt, J (2005). Clinical database development: characterization of EEG phenotypes. Clinical EEG & Neuroscience, 36(2), 99-107.

Rowe, DL, Cooper, NJ, Liddell, BJ, Clark, CR, and Williams, LM (2007). Brain Structure and Brain Function Correlates of General and Social Cognition. Journal of Integrative Neuroscience, 6(1), 35-74.

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