Hyperspace Technologies

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  • A Nonprofit, Research Repository Online
  • Founded by Paras Kaul in 1996
  • Calls Attention to Brain Matters
  • Introduces Brain Wave Gaming
  • Discusses Neurological Learning and Healing
  • Explains Neurological Multimedia (Neural Audio Imaging)
  • Introduces the Interactive Brainwave Visual Analyzer System (IBVA4)
  • Archives Performances Featuring Brainwave Music and Digital Animation

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Performance locations: Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, Walker Art Center, Corcoran
Gallery of Art, Mississippi State University, George Mason University's Center for the Arts, George Mason University's Harris Theater, Los Angeles Convention Center, Dana Centre Museum of Science (UK), Provincial Library (Washington, DC)

Neural Audio Imaging
A project was conducted in the Electronic Visualization Program at Mississippi State University in 1997 where Kaul taught a graduate course, Visual Music With a Java Connect. A goal of the course was to produce a brainwave interactive media show online with student projects produced with a neurological learning tool.

Neural Audio Imaging refers to a process, whereby brainwave values, input to the computer via an IBVA Bluetooth device, are converted to frequency and amplitude values using fast Fourier transforms. These values are then analyzed using EEG and delineated into the beta, alpha, theta, and delta values as biofeedback. The values are assigned to brainwave switches which animate digital graphics and compose brainwave music.

Interactive Brainwave Visual Analyzer
Preview Neural Audio Imaging Tracks



Kaul's Neural Audio Imaging server project, featuring brainwave multimedia by graduate students from Mississippi State University, has been exhibited at Internet2 conferences in Ann Arbor and Seattle. Additionally, Kaul has presented research in the form of exhibits in leading edge exhibitions at the annual Special Interest Group for Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH) conferences at the Los Angeles, Orlando, and Boston Convention Centers in 1994, '95, '97, and 2006.

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Concept
Brainwave analysis supports the concept that neurological learning tools (NLTs) can be used to stimulate the brain's intuitive function, thus increasing perceptual awareness. Using a brainwave interface to the computer, new methodologies for learning with an NLT enhance the potential for nonverbal communication, remote viewing, and self-healing, which potentials have barely been addressed in academic environments.

Neurological learning tools increase brainpower by stimulating the ability to brainwave switch from one brainwave state to another. Brainwave states, are defined by the frequency bandwidths of gamma, beta, alpha, theta, and delta, based on frequency values delineated by electroencephalographic analysis ( EEG) of brainwave signals. Using an interactive brainwave analyzer like IBVA, brainwave states can act as controllers for animation and music. High frequency, beta signaling produces agitated, stressful audio and visual control, and lower frequency alpha, theta, and delta signaling, being less chaotic in nature produce calmer music and smoother animation.

Continued practice with an NLT allows one to achieve greater performance levels by willfully altering dominant brainwave activity to lower frequencies, such as alpha or theta. Learning begins to occur in an effortless manner by analyzing and monitoring the brainwave control of multimedia elements. While experiencing alpha, one realizes an increased ability to problem solve; thus, one quickly learns the advantages of existing in a clear, heightened perceptual state of mind.

Using latest versions of the Interactive Brainwave Visual Analyzer (IBVA4), brainwaves animate movies, images, and digital objects in 3-D environments. Additionally brainwaves control the volume and filtering of audio tracks designed in music applications that have the Audio Unit. The brainwaves are converted to MIDI data and assigned to software instruments in audio applications or in electronic hardware for music.



Brainwave switching is accompanied by changes in the flow of nonverbal mental activity.

These shifts in neural frequencies demonstrate the brain's power to alter neural signaling from predominantly beta signaling, to alpha, theta, and delta dominance. In the future, we will need to draw upon low frequency dominance to problem solve for new issues, which the human species has not confronted in the past.

Site contact: Paras Kaul
phone: 703-993-8819
Site update: January 2010

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