Partial Differential Psycho Physiological Surfaces: A Method for Mapping and Altering Human Mind States

Partial Differential Psycho Physiological Surfaces: A Method for Mapping and Altering Human Mind States

Partial Differential Psycho Physiological Surfaces: A Method for Mapping and Altering Human Mind States

James V. Hardt, Ph.D.

Abstract

The recent availability of sophisticated computerized EEG analysis equipment, has popularized “brain mapping”, bringing many varieties of colorful types of displays, each one capable [with varying degrees of resolution] of imaging happy brains, depressed brains, active brains, resting brains, etc. In spite of their many variations, all of these “brain mapping” techniques are alike in that they are purely descriptive and do not have a predictive or prescriptive capability. The current mapping techniques can describe a happy brain or a depressed brain, but they can not predict or prescribe what brain parameters to change, or what sequence of changes to make, or in what direction to make the changes in order for the person to change from a feeling of depressed to happy, or from sleepy to vigor, or from confused to clear thinking. As a consequence, much EEG feedback is misguided, or worse, unguided.

This deficiency is remedied with a new Brain Activity Mapping And Training (BAMAT) method. Twenty one different psychological mood states were assessed with published mood scales (MAACL, Clyde, POMS) before, during, and after each of the 7 consecutive days of the Biocybernaut Institute introductory alpha feedback training, in which 17 right handed non-meditators (men and women) had 8 channel EEGs (O1, O2, C3, C4, T3, T4, F3, F4) recorded while each channel was filtered into 8 spectral sub-bands (delta, slow theta, fast theta, slow third of alpha, broadband alpha, fast third of alpha, slow beta, broad-band beta) while each person had 4 simultaneous channels of EEG integrated amplitude feedback on broad-band alpha from O1, O2, C3, and C4.
Auditory feedback was from 4 spatially separated speakers, each of which used different tonal pitches, optimized to minimize alpha blocking to tone onset. At regular 2 minute intervals, the auditory feedback stopped for 8 seconds, during which time digital displays were illuminated to show trainees their integrated amplitude alpha scores at each of the 4 feedback sites: O1, O2, C3, C4.
The 64 EEG variables (8 channels X 8 filters) were analyzed to produce mean, maximum, and minimum scores on each variable, which were convolved with the mood scale variables in novel ways to minimize individual error variance and maximize the predictive power of the resultant Brain Amplitude Maps. The resultant partial differential psychophysiological surfaces reveal recurring three dimensional patterns, which are imaged in the predictive Brain Activity Maps for different mood states. These recurring 3-D patterns reveal surprising underlying similarities between certain specific psychological states known as specific moods. Striking visual similarities are immediately apparent between maps from moods we consider similar.
Important applications to mental health and peak performance are readily suggested, since these maps show, in very detailed ways, how to change brain activity to achieve any desired type of mind activity or mind-related activity. This includes skills, abilities, moods, feelings, experiences, mental and personality traits, behavioral characteristics, as well as any aspect of any process in the mind or body which one wishes to alter. The implications of having such detailed prescriptive maps to guide and direct EEG feedback training challenge our current powers of imagination. Fortunately this BAMAT training methodology can be used to improve our imaginative abilities, as well as our abilities to understand and to integrate the vast cultural changes which this methodology will usher in.

Moodscale testing & review

One of the tests trainees participate in during training. The scale can yield measures of different moods that the trainee might not be aware of.

Neurofeedback Training Raw EEG & Integrated Amplitude

Close review with Trainer of the trainees recorded brainwaves.

Available Hemi Coherence Channel Triples

Hemi Coherence is the review of how coherent, balanced and integrated the different parts of the brain are.

Available Hemi Coherence Channel Pairs

Hemi Coherence is the review of how coherent, balanced and integrated the different parts of the brain are.

Channels Provided in Theta

These are the channels that are progressively added and monitored throughout your selected training program.

Channels Provided in Alpha Feedback

These are the channels that are progressively added and monitored throughout your selected training program.

Channels of EEG Information

An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that detects electrical activity in your brain using small, metal discs (electrodes) attached to your scalp. Your brain cells communicate via electrical impulses and are active all the time, even when you’re asleep. This activity shows up as wavy lines on an EEG recording.

Deluxe Premium Double 7 day with Dr. Hardt

Premium Double trainings requested to be led by Dr. James V. Hardt, Founder and President of Biocybernaut, will be $79,998USD per person which will include the 7-Day Premium Double Training package.

Deluxe Premium 7 day Training with Dr. Hardt

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Premium Double 7 day Training

The 7-Day Premium Double training provides double the amount of Neurofeedback training time as the 7-Day Premium Training. The 7-Day Premium Alpha One Training has been scientifically proven to deliver significant beneficial results including continued improvement after the Training. The 7-Day Premium Double is an intense experience that enhances the experience of the Trainees and maximizes the results. In addition to providing double the Neurofeedback training time as the Premium 7-Day training, the Premium Double offers a gradual increase in the number of EEG head sites that the Trainee is given Neurofeedback. So the Premium Double gives double the amount of time in the feedback chamber and it works up to double the number of head sites at which the trainee is given feedback.

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The Biocybernaut Premium is the 7-day training program that is the core Biocybernaut offering and with which all of our scientific papers have been produced. The 7-Day Alpha One Training is scientifically proven in peer-reviewed scientific publications, to deliver significant beneficial results to the Trainee, including the Trainee’s continued improvement after leaving the Training.

5 Day Intensive

This Training is based on the Premium Double 7-Day Training. It is for those people who cannot find the time to get away for the full 7-Day Training. The Trainee will experience neurofeedback training twice a day and will have an incremental increase on the head sites they will receive feedback.