Monthly Archives: December 2011

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How to play mind-controlled games?

Enjoy our new video about our W.I.L.D. mind training game!

Brain-computer interface plays music based on person’s mood

Scientists are developing a brain-computer interface (BCI) that recognises a person’s affective state and plays music to them based on their mood.

Scientists from the universities of Reading and Plymouth believe the system could be used as a therapeutic aid for people suffering with certain forms of depression. The project would use an electroencephalograph (EEG) to transfer the electrical signal from the patient’s scalp via a series of wires to an amplifier box, which, in turn, would be connected to a computer. The computer would then generate its own synthetic music based on the user’s mental state.

The researches have developed a number of rule-based approaches to generate music with computers. They will use computer software to try to identify rules governing musical patterns that produce certain emotions. Then we would embed these rules into the system to generate the music.

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New “Tug of Mind” video

We’ve just finished a new video about “Tug of Mind“. Enjoy! about Tug of Mind

Tug of Mind – Mental toughness training on your iPhone

Iceland-based MindGames’ “Tug of Mind” uses a Bluetooth Mindwave variant called X-Wave, to take mental control to the iPhone. Tug of Mind has you testing your control of relaxation and attention against a virtual opponent. Your ability to control your mind changes the expression on the opponent’s face – which you can upload yourself. MindGames developer Deepa Iyengar explained that children at demos “wait a half hour to get a chance to try the games [and then show] intense concentration and relaxation in the midst of a noisy event”. Iyengar, like many of the early developers of consumer brain computer interaction, is especially excited about the potential of the apps for reversing attention-deficit trends: “What might it be like to have a generation of kids grow up having this kind of practice at concentrating?” she asked.

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Robot arm makes for the most awesome flight simulator ever

An immersive flight simulator that’s mounted on the end of a giant robot arm. It has 6 degrees of freedom, and it can simulate continuous rotation and g-forces.