Understanding MyndPlay’s Zone measure

I’ve been trying out MyndPlay, a video-based neurofeedback training platform which embeds neurofeedback exercises into interactive movies. Think Dragon’s Lair but your using your mind instead of a joystick. Of all the NeuroSky apps I’ve tried its my favorite so far, owing a lot to it feeling like an actual product rather than a tech demo. The user interface is slick and provides all the necessary information one would expect from such a product e.g. a live EEG signal.
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Rhythmanalysis – Short Essay

Last year I consulted on a Creative Exchange funded art project called Rhythmanalysis. The project was interested in the artistic expression of the biological rhythms of people from different work cultures based in Liverpool. In this case employee’s from Minsky’s hairdresser’s and Sony’s game testing lab. The project was exhibited at FACT Liverpool and has recently published a report about the venture. The report includes a short essay I wrote based on my involvement with the project which I’ve reprinted below.
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Playing Lin Chung Combat

Lin Chung Combat -  Main Menu

Lin Chung Combat – Main Menu

Lin Chung Combat is a Flash based BCI game developed by Moonscoop*. Lin Chung Combat is a rhythm game, similar in style to Dance Dance Revolution, which incorporates a neurofeedback game mechanic. Players are tasked with pressing certain arrow keys when they scroll over the horizontal black bar at the top of the game interface. Points are awarded when the player presses keys at the correct time and energy is lost when they don’t. The neurofeedback element takes the form of a special ability called Mighty Ray.  Mighty Ray is a game character who hides in the scenery; when triggered he turns the player invincible for a short duration while adding a score multiplier to correct key presses.

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The Theater 2013 – Play through with a heartbeat rate monitor

The Theater 2013 is an interactive horror experience based on a horror short story.  If you’ve not played the game yet I recommend you  download it and try it out. The game doesn’t require installation and only takes 5 minutes to play; then join me after the jump and check out my play through with a heart monitor.

Spoilers ahead!

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