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FarCenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 11:47 PM
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Toshiba reads minds with new brain-wave device
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The Yomiuri Shimbun

Toshiba Corp. has announced a brain-wave reading device that will help determine timing for activities that require one to be relaxed or ready to concentrate.

The device, which will be sold from May for about 20,000 yen, will help parents understand the most productive time for their children to begin studying, or help athletes to calm down before an event, the company said.

To use the device, a person places on his or her head a headphonelike device that uses a sensor to read brain waves and transmit relevant data to a computer containing special software.

The computer then analyzes the data and displays the degree of concentration or tension graphically.

<SNIP>http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T100315005579.htm

It would be interesting if this could be used as a feedback device for training oneself to achieve the optimal mental state for learning.
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