User Controls

Custom-designed by and for mind explorers, these user controls provide the software with everything needed for quick functionality and penetrating data analysis. Self-trainers, professional awakened mind trainers, and researchers employ these functions with equal confidence and ease. 

resizable instrument and data windows

… can fill the screen or be positioned in any size on the computer monitor. Instrument choices include the Mind Mirror, the single-frequency BrainMirror, and a wide array of EEG, GSR and BVP data windows. Time series data windows for EEG include sEMG Artifact, numerical signal quality, Title for a person's name and brief session notes, and several useful accessories: a large timer clock, run reward counter for self-training, countdown timer, in-session statistics, and breath pacer. A signal check stoplight for each brain hemisphere continuously monitors signal quality, sEMG artifact, and ambient 60Hz noise.

EEG time series windows

… for recording and summary review include, in addition to the Mind Mirror display, 2-45 Hz, low Gamma, Beta, Alpha, Theta, and Delta Amplitude windows), and Dominant Frequency for tracking the descent and ascent of consciousness. Neurofeedback windows include alpha-theta, theta-beta, and more.

keystroke commands

… replicated in a right-click menu provide user controls for recording and post-session analysis. The user control options include self-training mode, auto-attenuation, gamma display, screen snapshot, color schemes, display type (bars, outline, or fill), and refresh rate. The default refresh rate, or display speed, is markedly slower than the classic Mind Mirror and makes patterns easier to visually track and interpret. The amplitude (width) of the frequency bars, measured in microvolts, may be adjusted (attenuated) quickly and easily with the up and down arrow keys on the computer keyboard, or auto-attenuation may be used.

event markers

… set during the session enable the user to precisely correlate inner experiences with recorded data. Pressing the space bar, Enter key, or optional Manual Trigger Button sets event markers without interrupting the data stream. Markers can also be created in summary windows to mark notable events; they appear as vertical white lines. The precise timing of events is attained via a second timer clock.

Mind Mirror Summary

… is an innovative and highly useful tool for analyzing the session, providing an average, or mean, brainwave pattern which can be printed out to visually measure progress. This cumulative summary pattern is available whether or not the self-training program was used. It can also be obtained for segments of the session bracketed by the event markers. The Summary brainwave pattern is accompanied by a statistical column chart showing how many times the meditation, awakened mind, and evolved mind brainwave patterns were attained.

mean function

… provides a static, rolling average of the brainwave pattern during the session for selected increments of time: 1, 2 and 5 minutes or the entire session.

frame by frame replay

… can be activated with the left and right arrow keys on the computer keyboard. Facilities the study of brainwave patterns one frame at a time. Changing the refresh rate to a higher speed in replay reveals patterns recorded but invisible at slower speeds. 

slider bar

… scrolls recorded Mind Mirror patterns backward and forward in time, moving with it all other time series windows.

second timer clock

… can be activated by clicking on any point in a summary window. This feature provides great precision in data analysis. The slider bar can be used to scroll to the brainwave pattern associated with a particular point in time, or the user can set event markers in the summary window and jump from one to another with the "j" keystroke to see related brainwave patterns.

trend lines

… provide a moving average of the data in summary windows for EEG, GSR and BVP. The summary window display also includes these options: change the data range, hide the data, remove artifact, and change the summary window to a black-on-white color scheme to save ink when printed out.