Low Resolution Brain Electromagnetic Tomography (LORETA): Basic Concepts and Clinical Applications

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Author: Rex L. Cannon, PhD
Forward: Joel F. Lubar, PhD
Publisher: BMED Press LLC
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Low Resolution Brain Electromagnetic Tomography (LORETA) is a cutting edge, freely available brain imaging software that provides 3-dimensional brain images based on EEG recordings. Dr. Rex Cannon, a highly regarded LORETA specialist and researcher, provides EEG practitioners with this essential and much needed “missing manual” for LORETA. The book starts with an excellent introduction to LORETA and then guides readers through the basic operations of the LORETA and sLORETA software interface and analysis functions. The following chapters then explore clinical applications of LORETA for specific disorders, such as depression and ADHD, LORETA neurofeedback, Brodmann areas, ethical considerations, and more. Presented in a beautiful color, large format, this is the first known published book for the increasingly popular LORETA software and will no doubt become the essential LORETA reference text.

Table of Contents

Preface with forward by Joel F. Lubar, PhD

CHAPTER I: Introduction to LORETA
1.1: Basic Assumptions
1.2: LORETA: Validation Studies
1.3: Basic Electroencephalogram Primer
1.4: The Delta Frequency Domain (0.5 – 3.5 Hz)
1.5: The Theta Frequency Domain (3.5 – 7.5 Hz)
1.6: The Alpha Frequency Domain (7.5 – 12.0 Hz)
1.7: The Beta Frequency Domain (13.0 – 32.0 Hz)
1.8: Artifacts and LORETA
1.9: Summary

CHAPTER 2: Interfaces and Modules
2.1: Electrodes
2.2: Cross-Spectra
2.3: Transformational Matrix
2.4: LORETA Interface and Talairach Atlas
2.5: LORETA Statistics Modules
2.6: Standardized Low-Resolution Electromagnetic Tomography (sLORETA)
2.7: Transformational Matrix
2.8: Statistics in sLORETA
2.9: Summary

CHAPTER 3: Clinical Applications and Quantitative EEG (qEEG) and LORETA
3.1: Major Depressive Disorder
3.2: Anxiety Disorders
3.3: Substance Use Disorders
3.4: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
3.5: Clinical Examples
3.6 Monitoring Treatment Effects
3.7: Clinical Examples of qEEG/LORETA-Guided Neurofeedback
3.8 Summary

CHAPTER 4: LORETA Neurofeedback
4.1: Clinical Applications
4.2: Statistical Considerations
4.3: Examples
4.4: Summary

CHAPTER 5: A Brief Review of Brodmann Areas and Functional Neuroanatomy
5.1: The Brain’s Default Network
5.2: Default Network in Early Development
5.3: Neuroanatomy of Default Mode Network
5.4: Summary

CHAPTER 6: Ethical Considerations and Restrictions

CHAPTER 7: Conclusions and Speculative Neurological/Psychological Musings


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Weight1.50 lbs
Dimensions10 × 7 × .7 in



Joel F. Lubar, PhD

Release Date

February 16, 2012













1 review for Low Resolution Brain Electromagnetic Tomography (LORETA): Basic Concepts and Clinical Applications

  1. Alan Fisher, PhD

    Dr. Rex Cannon and BMED Press teamed up and “hit a homerun” with this first and only book on LORETA. He provides an excellent introduction to LORETA with specific step-by-step “how to” set up and utilize this brain imaging software. The chapters provide thorough documentation of the clinical applications of quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG), neurofeedback, and LORETA neurofeedback for various disorders as well as a review of Brodmann areas, functional neuroanatomy, and ethical considerations. I think that this book will become the go-to manual for LORETA, a reference book in the library of most neurofeedback clinicians, and a textbook for neurofeedback training programs. I highly recommend this book for clinicians who use QEEG, LORETA, and/or neurofeedback..

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