Posted January 09, 2019 07:19:42 A smart, interactive mind game using brain waves has been developed by researchers at the University of New South Wales.
Key points:Researchers used an array of brainwaves to create a game of mind gamesThe game uses brainwaves that are linked to different brain functions and the way it’s playedIt’s a brainwave therapy that’s already being used in other fields including sports and educationThe research team hope that it could one day be used to treat neurological conditions like Parkinson’s disease or autism.
Brainwaves, which can be controlled with electrodes implanted in the head, are an incredibly powerful way of accessing the brain’s emotional and cognitive processes.
They are also an important part of many modern brainwave-based technologies such as artificial intelligence.
“It’s been found that different parts of the brain are activated at different times of the day, so we wanted to create an experience that would bring the different parts together to create new kinds of mental experiences,” Dr Stephen Shippey, the senior researcher and head of the Brainwave Therapy Lab at the university, said.
“The idea is to take a simple game and add some brainwave stimulation.”
The brainwave technology developed at the research university was first tested by Dr Shippee and his colleagues at the Centre for Applied Neuroscience at the Australian National University.
The game, Brainwave: Minds and Machines, is an interactive mind-melding exercise that was developed by Dr Steve Shippay and his team.
It’s one of the first games that has been shown to activate brainwaves during play.
“Our first game was a simple, single-player game called Brainwave that was played by one person in a room and that was really successful.”
We then went on to play with different kinds of games, like a two-player mind game, a multiplayer game and a multi-player one,” Dr Shittay said.
The brainwaves are linked with different functions and how they are played.”
These different brainwaves have different roles, which means you can use these brainwaves in different ways,” he said.
It was found that each brainwave has an associated function.”
Each of these different brainwave functions are associated with different neural activity, which is why these brainwave games are such powerful,” Dr Kevin Wigglesworth, an associate professor in the department of neurobiology and behavioural science at the New South Welsh University, said on Monday.
The team hope to eventually use this research to create brainwave therapies that target specific brain regions.”
One of the challenges is that there is a lot of overlap between the brain functions that we are trying to target and what we have in mind for brainwave therapeutics,” Dr Wiggensworth said.
In this case, the researchers hope that the brainwave therapeutic effects could be applied to help people with Parkinson’s, epilepsy and other neurological conditions.”
This brainwave intervention has already been shown in animal studies to help treat Parkinson’s by blocking certain dopamine receptors in the brain, and the effect has been very promising.
“But the treatment is not without risk, so the hope is that this treatment can be adapted for use in other neurological disorders as well,” Dr Scott Rennie, a professor of neuroscience and behavioural sciences at the school, said in a statement.
The research was published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience.