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December 9, 2009
The Hottest Christmas Present This Year is an EEG-based Game from Mattell
By Rob Kall
the Wall Street journal reports that the hot game this holiday season is just about sold out, and it's based on EEG. This should be GOOD for the profession of bio/neurofeedback
::::::::Today's Wall Street Journal talks about the hottest toy on the market, for Christmas this year, is one that use EEG!!
"Whenever you concentrate, you generate brainwave activity. Mindflex uses a variation of EEG technology to "read" the intensity of these brainwaves via sensors positioned on your forehead and ears. These sensors do not generate or interfere with brainwaves; they only read what is already there.Then, the site explains how to move the ball:
Once the Mindflex headset recognizes your brainwaves, it transmits a signal to a fan within the console. This fan controls ball levitation. Your brainwaves, in turn, control the power of the fan. The more effectively you concentrate, the stronger the fan blows and the higher the ball floats. Relaxing your mind relaxes the fan's airflow, which lowers the ball."
raising the ball (high concentration)
The higher your concentration, the higher the ball will float.
lowering the ball (low concentration)
By relaxing your concentration, the ball will descend
One theme has run through my work for the past 40 plus years-- a desire to play a role in waking people up, raising their consciousness and empowering them.
I was the organizer founder of the Winter Brain, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology and StoryCon Meetings and president of Futurehealth, Inc., with interests in Positive Psychology as well as being involved in the field of biofeedback/neurofeedback since 1972.
see my more detailed bio, reflecting my work in biofeedback, here.
In 2003 I founded www.OpEdNews.com , where I've written over 1800 articles and have published over 100,000 other people's writings, with the goal of raising people's consciousness in political and activist ways.