While researching EFT, I stumbled across an interesting website called BrainPaint
. BrainPaint is an
EEG biofeedback system which utilizes software to visually represent EEG feedback. Much like the earlier feedback systems where the user recieved
feedback through auditory cues, BrainPaint provides a much richer experience by engaging our visual and perceptive senses, in addition to auditory and
graphical cues. (For any who are unfamilliar with neurofeedback, a most primitive example would be a device which converts your EEG waves into a
tone, for example your goal might be to mentally alter the pitch).
At a glance, you can at once see how beautiful our brainwaves can be when represented fractally.
The BrainPaint session below is of radio talk show host Tara Para of The Best From East to West, trying the technology for her first time.
In this next demonstration we see an example of a couples "synchronicity" session.
This last example includes an interview with Bill Scott (developer) and Alanni, who was kidnapped at the age of 2. When she was returned to her family
a few years later she had some residual phobias and rage that have plagued her until now. She talks about some the changes she has experienced since
using this system. Bill explains the technical side, and shows how Alanni interacts with the software. Very informative if you are interested in this
Now, with that all out of the way, what I find REALLY interesting about this system are some of the questions it raises for me.
What hidden potential might this type of feedback unlock? Could we actually acheive higher levels of conciousness through a technological means?
Could we one day use such systems as a tool to tap hidden potential within our own minds? Could this process be used to manipulate our amygdalas?
(whole 'nother interesting topic there....)
More traditional forms of meditation, yoga etc., have been experienced by many (myself included) as having an ability to impart a profound affect on
our states of mind. Could a technological approach provide a more efficient "path to enlightenment"? Or does the technological approach take away
something from the more esoteric processes? Who knows.....so many questions I have here.
I realize in it's current incarnation, uses of this tech are a bit more mundane in scope, but I just can't help wondering if a technology like this
could be just the tip of an iceberg, below which lies answers to some age old questions.