Monday, April 5, 2010

OpenEEGs

EEG, or Electro-Encephelo-Graph, (literally: the reading of brains electrically) is a means of scanning the electrical activity in the brain, usually for medical purposes. Devices can do it, but as medical devices, they come at a premium. After all, you only get one brain, and it's not like you can go out and buy another if you fry it. So the device is built to very exacting specifications.
A group called Open EEG has an EEG hardware and software system for scanning your brain electricity that you can build yourself, or, alternatively, order from Bulgaria. The hardware connects your brain to your computer, and the software analyzes the output. Having this knowledge, most people are then able to control their brain output via a biofeedback process.
Hypothetically, one could go on to do Mindtyping, therapy, or something else, but that hasn't been written yet.

2 comments:

Pawl Bearing said...

reminds me of the film cloudy with a chance of meatballs

themadengineer said...

I'm afraid I only read the book, I haven't gotten around to seeing the movie version, but there is nothing remotely similar in the book.
Albeit I'm told in the movie, the edible weather is the production of a mad scientist, while in the book it was just a local abnormality that people were taking advantage of. A major alteration in the plot.

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