What is VCAT? How does it work?

What is VCAT? How does it work?

​​Dr. Nader Siahdohoni is the creator of Visual Concentration Attention Therapy (VCAT) , a form of neuropathway therapy. 

VCAT’s purpose is to change timing and activation patterns in the brain, enhancing the firing rate of neurons, improving brain’s plasticity, and regulation, which all can impact the underlying cause of many psychological and psychiatric disorders including addiction. VCAT is designed to target specific areas of the brain according to the presenting symptoms. Our brain mapping technology allows real time brain monitoring (Watch and monitor how VCAT changes your brain performance in a real actual time)​. More about VCAT Read “VCAT-Handbook “. 

In order to understand how VCAT works we first need to understand how the brain functions as different parts of the brain communicate to each other by transmitting electrical signals along neurons that connect one area of the brain to another. VCAT as a non-invasive Neuropathway stimulator stimulates brain’s circuitry(connections of neurons-brain cells within the neural network) through its neuropathway functioning system externally and internally. Human brain contains 86 billion neurons and they are connected to each other, and each neuron has about 10,000 inputs, connections. The circuits (neurons connections) are the path that the electrical activity follows as it moves from one nerve cell (neuron) to the next, to the next, and to the next. These chains of neural circuits interpret and transfer the information we receive from our environment mentally, emotionally, physically, and cognitively. The visual field is connected to the brain through visual sensory incoming information, which carried by these electrical circuit to the brain for further processing. Many of psychiatric/psychological disorders including addiction relates to the malfunctioning and discrepancies within these electrical activity in the brain. VCAT functions through two Treatment Diagram Platforms, VCAT’s External Visual Field Model (VFM) based on the science of Visual Field and Hemispheric Lateralization and VCAT Neural Cognitive Model (NCM) based cognitive neuroscience as follow:

1. Externa VF Stimulus (VCAT-VFM)

A. Cortical neural systematic process of external visual sensory such as VCAT-VFM

Neural stimulus coming from visual field (VCAT visual field Model-VCAT-VFM) travels through the optic nerve via the retina to the Lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) to the primary visual data processing system receiving area in the occipital lobe (the striate cortex) and then through two pathways to the temporal lobe and the parietal lobe, and finally arriving at the frontal lobe (Weissman et al., 2006; Dougherty et al., 2003) stimulating neurons and neural networks in these areas to a higher action potential like activities (Gupta et al., 2006), enhancing brain waves activities , electrical discharges, neurotransmitters discharge, and the oxygenated blood flow (Kumar et al.,1998, Limousin et al.,2002).

B. Incoming external Stimulus analysis and processing by thalamus to the cortex and the brain stem

Thalamus can be seen as a relay center (call center) for all sensory information emotionally, mentally, cognitively, and physically (Kara et al., 2002). It analysis the information and sends them to the related neural networks within the cortex for further processing (Posner & Rothbart, 2007).

2. Internal Cognitive Stimulus-VCAT-NCM creates neuropathway connections cognitively within the cortex and deep in the brain within the neural networks and between the thalamus and cerebral cortex helping faster data analysis and processing.

VCAT improves brains functioning system and guide the brain through its science based systematic patterns to create new neural pathways and connections (VCAT Neural Cognitive Model -VCAT-NCM) enabling restoration, regulation and balanced of neurotransmitters. It enhances brain waves’ frequencies and the oxygenated blood flow throughout the brain for an optimal plasticity which are basis of addiction, ADHD, depression, anxiety and many other psychiatric disorders (Siahdohoni). Regular exercising of VCAT might delay the onset and progression of some neurodegenerative diseases caused by brain injury and or substance abuse. ​​

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