Category: Mind Hacks

Neurosky Brainwave Visualizer

Reading Time: 3 minutes I recently purchased a Neurosky Windwave EEG device ($100 model).  The Mindwave measures your brain’s electrical activity, and can detect your level of focus (attention vs. mediation) and measure typical brainwave patterns (beta, alpha, theta, and delta).  There are a number games included, and a wide range of ones to download from their appstore.  I…
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Hack Your Brain: Make Your Own Mind Machine

Reading Time: 1 minute Make Magazine recently featured on article on how to create your own mind machine. “This weekend, learn how to hack your brain by making Mitch Altman’s Brain Machine! It flashes LEDs into your eyes and beeps sounds into your ears to make your brain waves sync up into beta, alpha, theta, and delta brainwaves! Mitch…
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The Role of Alpha and Consciousness

Reading Time: 1 minute I just caught an interesting post on Mind Update (a side blog for the Transparent Corporation) titled: Brain Rhythms and Consciousness, and how Alpha may play a new role The article discusses how certain brainwave frequencies, like Gamma and Alpha, affect levels of consciousness.  Gamma frequencies have been typically associated with a more awakened state,…
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