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Mind WorkStation is an all-in-one toolset for professional brainwave entrainment development, therapy and research.

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Professional Brainwave Entrainment Development

Mind WorkStation provides an unmatched feature set for brainwave entrainment use and development.

Supporting both light and sound stimulation with a virtually unlimited frequency range, Mind WorkStation makes all functions of brainwave entrainment possible - from relaxation to concentration, to more unconventional frequency ranges such as ultra-high gamma or extremely slow delta.

The design of the application also makes it easy to stimulate the left and right cerebral hemispheres individually, or create more complex constructions such as dissociative or harmonic "box" sessions.

The process of audio/visual neural stimulation has been perfected and extended in Mind WorkStation. All existing forms of stimulation are possible, along with revolutionary new methods. Everything from Isochronic tones and binaural beats, to sound filtering, AudioStrobe, and on-screen visualizations. Complex sound filtering allows you to use sound files or even entire playlists as the carrier for brainwave entrainment.

New, patented sound filtering techniques allow sound files to be embedded with brainwave entrainment without distorting the music or other audio. It does this by selectively embedding the entrainment into specific frequency bands, leaving the rest of the audio alone.

In the example below, only the lower frequencies are filtered to create entrainment. The higher frequencies are left alone.

Multiple example sessions are included, along with templates and entrainment presets for your convenience. Click here for the list of included sessions.

For more information on the methods used to achieve brainwave stimulation, visit the entrainment methods section.

 

Biofeedback

Mind WorkStation supports many biofeedback systems such as the ThoughtStream, GSR2, emWave, ProComp2 and Wild Divine's LightStone hardware. Home users will be able to take greater advantage of their biofeedback system by allowing Mind WorkStation to communicate with the hardware. For example, it can provide advanced feedback mechanisms such as affecting the on-screen visualization in a form of biofeedback game. The advanced graphing capabilities of Mind WorkStation make it ideal for research.

Biofeedback measures can even be used to drive the brain stimulation. For example, a popular method for GSR is to use the carrier (pitch) of a binaural or isochronic beat as the feedback for the GSR device! In this way, you are getting the best of both worlds using the same stimulus - relaxing brainwave entrainment, and biofeedback.

The possibilities are limitless because of the flexibility in the design of Mind WorkStation.

 

EEG-Driven Stimulation / Neurofeedback

Mind WorkStation can connect to most commercial EEG units. It can do this directly through devices such as the NeuroSky or Emotiv EPOC or Emotiv EEG, or through software such as BioExplorer, BioEra and BioGraph.

EEG signals can easily be used to control brainwave stimulation. This is commonly called EEG-Driven Stimulation, and it is an exciting and promising use of this technology. The modular design of Mind WorkStation makes it easier than ever to accomplish this.


As with biofeedback, Mind WorkStation can also be used as an advanced feedback mechanism for neurofeedback by affecting on-screen visualizations or the audio. It can also be used with the program's advanced 3D graphing system.

 

Research

Mind WorkStation is an ideal research tool, providing a host of useful features along with an unsurpassed level of flexibility. The 3D Graphing capabilities allow you to chart any part of the session, including data received from biofeedback engines. Status windows display all input and output variables. A logging window keeps a detailed log of the events of the session, including a timestamp for each message.

The level of control Mind WorkStation allows is perfect for research in this field. Nothing is left unexplained - all the audio/visual variables present in the session can be accounted for, since waveforms, phase changes, intensity levels, overlapping modulation, spatial positioning, and more are able to be controlled directly and kept track of using the tools at your disposal.

 

Therapy

Mind WorkStation includes all the tools you need to help clients deal with stress, anxieties or to increase attention and motivation using brainwave entrainment.1 2 3 4 A wide range of sessions are included, with protocols based on the methods used in clinical studies for everything from stress to learning disabilities. To learn more about these clinical studies, visit our research section.

A unique aspect of Mind WorkStation is the concept of an interactive session between the therapist and the client. Many therapists, clinicians and researchers are exploring the benefits of real-time client-therapist interaction during brainwave entrainment sessions. Using the client's feedback to find a suitable brainwave frequency has been shown to be particularly effective when dealing with chronic pain and headaches, and further evidence is suggesting it can be a valuable technique for nearly all session types.

 

Hypnotherapy

Brainwave entrainment can be a very useful aide in hypnotherapy, making it easier for clients to enter the ideal receptive state, or enabling work with clients who would normally be unable to enter a receptive state at all.5 6

The multi-track interface of Mind WorkStation makes it very easy to arrange even the most complex hypnosis sessions, and integrate brainwave entrainment or even biofeedback into the mix.

Hypnotherapists will find great use with the microphone recording capabilities and advanced sound effects of Mind WorkStation, such as echo and reverberation. Using 3D positioning features, the voice could be set to move around the listener on custom three dimensional paths. If the client is wearing stereo headphones, this can have a very profound effect.

Sessions can easily be exported to MP3, WAV and other formats, giving the client a personalized, take-home solution.

 

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Research Cited:

1. Ossebaard HC. Stress reduction by technology? An experimental study into the effects of brainmachines on burnout and state anxiety. Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback. 2000;25(2):93-101.
2. Le Scouarnec RP, Poirier RM, Owens JE, Gauthier J, Taylor AG, Foresman PA. Use of binaural beat tapes for treatment of anxiety: a pilot study of tape preference and outcomes. Altern Ther Health Med. 2001;7(1):58-63.
3. Patrick GJ. Improved neuronal regulation in ADHD: An application of 15 sessions of photic-driven EEG neurotherapy. J Neurother. 1996;1(4):27-36.
4. Siever, D. (2002) "The Rediscovery of Audio-Visual Entrainment Technology.
5. Sabourin, M. E., Cutcomb, S. D., Crawford, H. J., & Pribram, K. (1990). EEG correlates of hypnotic susceptibility and hypnotic trance: spectral analysis and coherence. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 10(2), 125-142.
6. Wickramasekera I, I. E. (1977). On attempts to modify hypnotic susceptibility: Some psychophysiological procedures and promising directions. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 296, 143-153

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