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Internet Surfing Encourages Brain Activity

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Science

Senior SurfersNext time your spouse/partner complains that you are on the Internet too much, you can site this study that will be in an upcoming American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. The report suggests that middle-aged and older adults who use the Net may get a brain boosting. Using 24 “normal” volunteers between the ages of 55 and 76, half of the group had previous experience surfing. The participants showed similar brain activity when reading a book and those who went online also registered activity in the frontal, temporal and cingulate areas, which are those that control decision making and complex reasoning.

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Emotiv EPOC Gaming Headset

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Science, Video Games

EPOCEmotiv’s EPOC headset will certainly change gaming as we know it. The BCI (brain computer interface) detects brain activity patterns then processes them. Over 30 differing emotions, actions, and expressions are picked up.

President and co-founder of Emotiv Systems, Tan Le,  said, “Being able to control a computer with your mind is the ultimate quest of human-machine interaction.”

He added that the social aspect of gaming is the way of the future and believes that the interaction with the Wii is the first step in that direction.

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