I had my EEG today, and hope to hear from the neurologist by the end of the week.
It was kind of a wild experience in some ways.
They had a recliner for me to sit in. There were 26 sensors attached to my face and head after the technician spent what felt like a long time measuring my head and marking with a red grease pencil in various places (including the bridge of my nose!).
Then I settled back in the recliner and answered a few questions: "What's your full name?" "Where are you right now?" "Count backwards from 10."
Then she settled a rectangular light just a few inches from my face and told me to close my eyes for the rest of the test. The strobe light went off for brief periods with different speed levels.
The rest, of course, was just sitting still and trying to relax with my eyes closed, which was harder than I expected. I kept listening for the tech's typing, which would come at what seemed like random periods. She also had water running in the room from a sink faucet, which just drove me nuts. :-)
Afterward, I asked her how many bulbs were in the lamp. She told me there was just one, a white light. But I saw color changes through my eyelids. It started out (through closed eyes) as a vivid red, then changed to blue and then green. And wow -- the patterns it made were fascinating. My favorite was a pattern of dotted curved lines, almost like flower petals, that moved, radiating from the center outwards. It was almost hypnotizing.
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