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Posted by: Barbara Goldschmidt
Date: Jul/02/2013

New Biomedical Use of Brain Waves

“Your Radiant Sea”, the first chapter of Comforting Touch in Dementia and End of Life: Take My Hand, describes human beings as both particles and waves, matter and energy.  Some people are skeptical about “energetics” and the vibratory waves we emit. However, recent research at the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering put brain waves to the test and finds there is enough power to fly a small robotic helicopter.

Commands are not verbal, but visualized. When subjects imagine making a fist with their left hand, the aircraft turns left. When they imagine making a fist with both hands, the aircraft rises. Researchers, led by Professor Bin He, created a cap worn on the head that translates electrical currents emitted by the brain to a computer which then beams the command via Wi-Fi to the helicopter. The group of researchers is  justifiably happy when demonstrating their achievement. They hope it will eventually help enhance mobility and communication for disabled people.

The research is tangible evidence for the power of imagery and the changes it can create in one’s own body, for others, and even the environment. What are you radiating today?