Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Dr. Jeffrey Thompson talks about brainwave entrainment

The Insights at the Edge podcast has an interview with Dr. Jeffrey Thompson on brainwave entrainment - a good episode if you are curious about brainwave entrainment or if you just like hearing more about it.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Ariel Garten - Redefining Consciousness

Ariel Garten discusses the meshing of brainwaves, computers, and games, explaining how they might be used to better "know thyself."  One interesting idea is the use of gaming to help children with attention deficit disorder - a game that is controlled based on the brainwaves of the player, giving awards for keeping focused.  The video shows a game for the iPad that is controlled with a brainwave reader.  It's interesting to see other potential games like this, as the only other game I can think of that came close to this was the Journey to Wild Divine.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Lucid dreaming can be used as a tool for learning

Recent research from Yale University suggests that lucid dreaming can be used as a tool for dreaming.

I've had two or three lucid dreams myself, but it is not something I can easily have happen on demand.  When it has happened, learning something is not the first thing on my mind, but enjoying the experience is.  It's an amazing feeling to have control over a dream but to also have experience the sense of touch as well.