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from the enlightenment-by-wire dept.
The BBC brings us this article about a technique known as neurofeedback, in which a game is linked to EEG readings to teach access to a relaxed brain state. Supposedly, musicians trained on this technique were rated higher by other musicians after achieving success with the game.
Is this a technique that magicians and mystics should be employing? Are we getting to the point where such "mind machines" may become a mainstay of the mystical path?
The really interesting thing for me about this technique is that it seems to teach "action through inaction," one of the holy grails at least of Western interpretations of the Tao Teh Ching. Could it be that such vague mystical goals will become routinely achievable -- even mundane in their accessibility -- given new psychological technologies?
Sherlock turns up dozens of hits for neurofeedback on the web. It appears this technique is growing in popularity. Please feel free to share the best links you find, or better yet, personal accounts of the technique.
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