An Electroencephalogram, or EEG, records the electrical activity of the brain. This is done through the use of small discs, or electrodes, that record the activity. These electrodes are attached to a patient’s scalp using a special paste.
If needed, the patient may be asked to breathe deeply, look at bright flashing lights intermittently, and even have the testing video recorded to help in diagnosing a patient’s condition.
An EEG aids the doctor in diagnosing if there are any problems and determining the type of treatment needed if required.