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Neuroscience of

Aggression & Anger

Overreacting & a Quick Temper Can Be Due to Brainwave Dysfunction

Prolonged stress from work, trauma, or even video game & social media addiction can alter brain activity.

Acute stress becomes chronic when it lasts too long. This increases brainwaves that cause aggression and agitation.


These brainwave changes can trigger inappropriate emotional reactions to everyday, normal interactions.

EEG guided neurofeedback can help normalize the brainwave dysfunction, which can lead to behavioral improvements.

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"We have 4 kids that came to us from traumatic backgrounds. We've been through years of trauma training and knew their brains work differently. We just didn't have physical proof other than behavior issues. Then we had the Brain Performance Center do brain maps on all 4 kids. To see the actual picture of how their brains work was completely amazing and validating. Bryan Hixson and his whole team were knowledgeable, empathetic and helped give us answers to years of searching. We will forever be grateful!"

Pastor Mark & Michelle McKinney

Reunion Church, Thousand Oaks

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QEEG-Guided Neurofeedback for Anger & Anger Control Disorder

The results of this study indicate that EEG guided neurofeedback can markedly improve anger control and reduce angry outbursts. The success rate is substantially higher than previously published studies using cognitive behavioral therapy (Olatunji & Lohr, 2004–5) or anticonvulsant therapy (Wethovill, Kroll, Fisher, & Matthews, 2006).

Walker, J.E. (2013) QEEG-guided neurofeedback for anger / anger control disorder.  Journal of Neurotherapy.  17(1) 88-92).


Frequently Asked Questions

What is an EEG Brain Map?

An EEG brain map objectively measures brain function for people between the ages of 6 and 92. It identifies specific regions of the brain that may be producing too much, or too little electrical activity compared to a controlled, normative database of your same age and gender.


A brain map takes less than an hour to record and is neither invasive nor painful. You simply wear a cap with 19 sensors that record your brain’s electrical activity while you relax in a chair. It is similar to having an EKG record your heart. It’s as safe as a stethoscope!

Is there supporting research

validating EEG brain mapping?

Yes, there are hundreds of research studies on EEG for a wide variety of symptoms, including memory problems, anxiety, depression, traumatic brain injury (TBI), ADD/ADHD, and processing issues.


EEG is considered the “Gold Standard” in neuroscience for measuring real-time brain function. EEG brain mapping is used by the Department of Defense as well as top institutions including UCLA, UCSD, Stanford and many others.

Will insurance pay for my EEG brain map?

Even though EEG brain mapping has hundreds of research studies, currently, insurance does not pay or reimburse for EEG brain maps. The current insurance model is to prescribe medications solely based on symptoms and history. EEG technology is still a few years away from being considered a “main stream” medical diagnostic tool. However, the Brain Performance Center has recently reduced the price for a full EEG brain map to only $500 (the price for the last 5 years has been $975). This helps make it an affordable, out-of-pocket brain health investment.

How will a brain map help me?

Without an EEG brain map, healthcare providers and therapists rely solely on subjective information like symptoms and history. Neuroscience research has identified 6 different types of brain physiology that can produce anxiety symptoms and 6 others that can produce ADHD symptoms.


Many symptoms can be the result of abnormal brain activity during sleep cycles. Understanding the physiological source is imperative to any treatment plan. EEG brain mapping is the technology that provides an objective assessment to help direct the most effective brain health interventions.

Can I record a brain map even if I

am currently taking medication?

Yes, continue to take your medications prescribed by your doctor. We know how medications affect your brain map and can account for this when reviewing the results.

How do I schedule an EEG brain map?

Call our office at (800) 385-0710 or email us at:

Based on my EEG brain map,

will you recommend specific interventions?

An EEG brain map can help identify if your brain function is being affected by nutritional deficiencies, environmental factors, genetic factors, sleep cycle dysfunction, or due to post-concussion activity. If one or more of these are identified, we will recommend specific nutritional interventions, changes to your diet, changes in lifestyle, specific genetic tests, or EEG biofeedback sessions (Neurofeedback) to optimize your brain’s electrical activity. 

Who reviews my brain map results with me?

Once your brain map is fully processed, you will have a 1-hour consultation to review your brain map findings with our Director of Neuroscience, Bryan Hixson. Mr. Hixson is one of the leading neuroscience experts in quantitative EEG brain mapping, neurocognitive testing, neurofeedback brain training, and nutritional cellular health.


Mr. Hixson is a brain health expert consultant for AARP’s Staying Sharp platform, serving 38 million members. He is also the Director of Digital Brain Health for Sharecare/, the founder and neuroscience director of the Brain Performance Centers, and an EEG brain mapping contractor for the U.S. Army. Additionally, Mr. Hixson is the co-founder of BrainSpan Laboratories, which is used by over 1,000 doctors nationwide. It is the most clinically validated blood spot test available for optimizing fatty acids related to brain health.

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