Stream Entry – Sottapana

Stream of consciousness post… Sottapana, or a stream winner, is a person who has eradicated the first three fetters(self identity, skeptical doubt, and adherence to rites and rituals). It’s the first of the four stages to enlightenment. 1. Anatta (No-self) – The 5 aggregates of self have been penetrated. Feelings, perception, physical, mental formations, and consciousness have been teased out. Each aggregate is seen as it actually is. 2. Skeptical doubt – Being able to see past the small self, and existing in pure awareness, I was able to realize... Read The Rest →

Consumer EEG Devices

nirHEG – better reaction time and ability to track, better for training people with ADHD Neurosky – $75-500, only 1 sensor EPOC – 16 sensors $480(299 for headset and 179 for Mind Workstation)  

My Experience with Neuroptimal

I’m going into doing my first neuroptimal neurofeedback session today. First, a little background on Neuroptimal. Neuroptimal is a non-invasive neurofeedback training system which works using EEG and negative feedback using sound. It acts to create resilience in the brain by alerting you when there is turbulance in brain activity. It operates on the idea that the brain is a nonlinear dynamical system, which Neuroptimal feeds information to organize and reorganize. Neuroptimal operates on 16 different brain targets from the frequency bands of .001 to 42 Hz. I’m excited to... Read The Rest →

Theta Alpha Gamma Synchronization

TAG Sync targets the default mode network of the brain. It was invented by Douglas Dailey. It emphasizes the theta, alpha, and gamma frequency bands through neurofeedback. He chose the developing midline anterior to posterior theta alpha synchrony which characterizes the brains of mammals, networks of neurocognitively mature adults and advanced synchronization features of mindfulness practitioners. This method depends on phase resets in the brain which indicate more frequent updates in the operational state.

Genome Browser

I’ve been spending a lot of time playing with bioinformatics tools. I’ve been working with “jbrowse” a javascript genome browser, for my thesis project. Going to add more annotation tracks really soon.  Check it out. Also been working with Hadoop, in order to become a better data scientist. If you’re interested, here’s a sweet tutorial on using Hadoop for Transcriptomics.

R for Visualizations

Been experimenting with R. I whipped this up really quickly using the tutorial from Flowing Data

Jun Update

Triathlon Training – Been spending more time at the pool, going through this program called “Total Immersion.”Its allready helping me to decrease my number of strokes per length. Just finished reading “Born to Run”. awesomely inspiring. Company Stuff – Been winding down my work with CareCrunch. Moving to a more turnkey biz model. Mindfulness – Went to a Thubten Dharje Ling for a couple of morning meditation sessions. Will do a lot more of it. Other stuff : Turntablism – Getting back into DJ’ing which means I need to buy... Read The Rest →

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