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  1. Brainwave Gaming Paras KaulDirector, Web Communications George Mason University

  2. Neural Artist/Researcher • Paras Kaul - aka Brainwave Chick • Performances Call Attention to Brain Matters • Use Brainwaves to Animate Multimedia Elements (images, movies, 3D digital objects, and sound) • Brainwave Gaming Increases Potential of the Brain (brainpower) • Brainwaves Interact with Physical Matter Outside the Body

  3. Extend Educational Methods • By Recognizing the Bio-energetic Aspect of Being Human • By Incorporating Neurological Learning into Educational Programs • By Expanding Awareness for Self-Healing and Nonverbal Brainwave Communication • Similar to Eastern Mindfulness Training in Practice • Next Step: Brainwave Learning Games Online

  4. Interactive Brainwave Media Interactive Brainwave Visual Analyzer (IBVA4) IBVA V4 Packaged for Sale IBVA4 Bluetooth Peripheral Connects to Apple Inc.’s MacBook Pro

  5. Brainwave Games IBVA4 + Computer + Multimedia + Web = Neurological Learning Brainwave Games Online & on iPhone

  6. What is a Brainwave Game • Brainwave Game is a 3-D Object Oriented Environment Designed to Interact with Brainwaves • Created with the Quartz Composer Application Uses the Quartz Editor to Create Patches • Brainwave Data Interact with Object and FunctionPatches • Objects are Multimedia Elements • Data Trigger Brainwave Switches Using EEG • Trains the Brain for Greater Brainpower • More Brainpower Increases Latent Capabilities

  7. Brainwave Switches Box like structures isolate areas of brainwave data and encapsulate parameter values defined by each boxacting as a brain wave switch. Switches assign neural control to multimedia elements as object patches and to volume and filtering in audio tracks.

  8. Playing a Brainwave Game • Strap on a Headband with 3 Electrodes • Quiet the Mind • Practice Stillness • Monitor Brainwaves Using EEG • Practice Brainwave Switching to Animate Objects and to Make Sound • Analyze Body, Mind, and Brain State • Experiential Gaming Brainwave switches change the color of the lotus and movement of the water in Quicktime Movies


  10. Brainwave Communities • Upload Brainwaves to Servers • Download Brainwaves from Servers • Use Brainwave Data with GamingEnvironments • Upload Quartz Movies and Animate withBrainwaves • Create Online Brainwave Communities • Participants Practice Nonverbal Communication by Brainwave

  11. Brainwave Coherence & Health • Sustained Coherence in Low FrequenciesIncreases Relaxation and Focuses Mental Attention • Eliminates Noise in Brain Wave Data • Creates Balance in Body Chemistry • Decreases Heart Rate, Blood Pressure, and Shortness of Breath • Evens Respiration for Deep Breathing and Increases Gastrointestinal Activity

  12. Brainwave Coherence Brainwave coherence on the left of the image indicates coherence in the alpha, theta, delta bands. Left and right hemisphere data that occurred the same time as the coherence data in the top left image. Left and right hemisphere data that occurred the same time as the coherence data in the bottom left image. Slight brainwave coherence is indicated in this data.

  13. Perceptual Awareness • Eliminates Stress From the Body/Mind • Prepares the Body and Mind for Creative Thought and Problem Solving. • Activates Natural Brain Systems • Allows Activity that Seems Humanly Impossible “Perceptual Awareness of the SubtleVibratory Aspects of Reality Become More Dominant as Coherence Increases.” Karl Pribram

  14. Nonverbal Communication “In our deepest states of consciousness, we are able to explore multiple universes and multi-dimensional projection spaces. Projections of this kind may go beyond daily perceptive space to deeper cognitive spaces.” Dr. John Lilly, M.D.

  15. Brainwave Audio • MAX /MSP and GarageBand Applications and any Music Application that Supports Audio Unit (AU) • IBVA4 AUPlug-in Module for Audio Unit • Create Musical Compositions as Other Dimensional Projections.

  16. Experiential Learning • Game Begins as Soon as You are ConnectedVia Bluetooth Peripheral • Learn While Playing • Brainpower Increases the More You Play • Self-Analysis by Studying Psychic and Bio Feedback • Analyze How the Body Feels in High Beta, Medium Beta, Low Beta, Alpha, Theta, & Delta • Brainwave Switch In and Out by Will

  17. Visualizations Createthe Physical Universe Visualize and Perceive What Previously Has Not Been Visible or Audible. Visualize the World at Peace.

  18. Interactive Brainwave Visual Analyzer System Masahiro Kahata - Programmer and Developer, IBVA4 Psychic Lab, Inc. -

  19. Credits Neural graphics for this presentation were provided through the courtesy of and Irene Flores, Internet Multimedia Designer at George Mason University.