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 →
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)
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 →
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.
What is neurofeedback? Neurofeedback is essentially EEG operant conditioning using a brain-computer interface. Most the systems out there use multiple frequency bands and train the brain to correct itself according to external stimuli. Popular Neurofeedback Protocols: ex: Neuroptimal, TAGSync, HEG, ILF protocols Hardware Medium-Range: NeuroBit Qwhiz Consumer EEGs: ex: Emotiv, Muse, Neurosky etc.
Been experimenting with R. I whipped this up really quickly using the tutorial from Flowing Data
19th century culture was defined by the novel, 20th century culture by cinema, The Culture of the 21st century will be defined by the interface.
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 →