Mind Alive Blog

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

 

Welcome!

Welcome to the Mind Alive blog. Your hosts are Dave Siever and Amanda Jackson. Dave Siever has been designing neuro-stimulators and biofeedback devices as far back as 1981. He was involved in temporo-mandibular dysfunction (TMD) research at the University of Alberta. He invented the first high-quality AVE device (the DAVID1) in 1984 to help Performing Arts students overcome stagefright.  He has been continually researching and developing BWE/AVE technology ever since.  Dave wrote "The Rediscovery of Audio-Visual Entrainment Techonology", the first complete book on AVE back in 1989. Dave is a prominent researcher, author and lecturer on stimulation technoligies and wellness in general. Amanda Jackson is a psychology student and the new education coordinator for Mind Alive Inc.


This blog is all about various stimulation technologies:

1) Audio-visual entrainment (AVE): Also known as brainwave entrainment (BWE). Some people also refer to this technology as "mind machines." Using flashes of light and pulses of tones, AVE can safely and easily guide people into various brainwave states depending on the rate of stimulation.
2) Cranio-electro stimulation (CES): By attaching small electrodes behind the ear (or on the ear lobe) and pulsing a small current, CES can help the brain produce endorphins.  There are over 120 studies on CES, covering drug/alcohol rehabilitation, depression, anxiety, insomnia and mental performace.

3) Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS):  By putting a small polarized DC current across the cranium, tDCS can enhance or reduce brain activity under the electrode.  Most people use it to enhance brain function, but sometimes it is used to inhibit brain activity for reducing seizures. There are over 75 studies on tDCS, most of them from the University in Gottingen, Germany and some from Harvard Medical School.

In this blog, we will also be discussing nutrition, which also stimulates the brain in a chemical way. Many health challenges can be improved with a proper diet and healthier lifestyle.

We are interested in promoting non-drug approaches to reducing the symptoms of psychological disorders and improving overall well-being. We will be sharing information and suggestions to help you feel great and keep your "mind alive".

Now, let's have some FUN!

Dave Siever
Amanda Jackson

Comments:
Thank you for starting this Blog, and may it become very successful.

I have two questions regarding light stimulation, and one regarding audio stimulation.

My first question relates to whether it makes a difference in how the brain responds to Field-Independent Stimulation via Tru-Vu Eyesets, if the eyes are kept opened vs closed - i.e. light entering directly through the exposed pupil as in the diagram on the Website, versus light striking the closed eyelids first and diffusing within the eyeball?

My second question relates to how the brain reacts to light stimulation if the stimulus is omitted from the closest regions to the ridge of the nose – i.e. stimulus coming from the extreme left corner of the left eye & extreme right corner of the right eye, only?

My last question is whether it is best to use only visual stimulation and avoid audio stimulation for people who are deaf of one ear?

Thank you for sharing of your knowledge & research… your published manuals are my most trusted source of information.

jc
 
When in "Focus" or synchronized mode, both fields are stimulated at the same time. But with 2 frequencies, the right-hand fields of both eyes will stimulate the left brain and vice versa. It's best to run eyes-closed as the eyelids diffuse the light and stimulate a broader visual field. Also, blinking the eyes (when eyes are open)disrupts the dissociative state, so it's best to keep the eyes closed for that reason as well. When using view-hole TruVu eyesets for cognitive work, the dissociative effects are not so much of a concern.

If the stimulation is omitted from the nasal area, then the brainwave driving will be cut in half and dissociation (drifting into trance) will be reduced and perhaps not possible for some people.

The audio produces about 1/3 of the entrainment, so using the headphone will reinforce the AVE mildly to that hemisphere. More importantly, a noisy environment hampers entrainment, so the headphones will help to reduce ambient external noise.

dave siever
 
Hello. Glad you're blogging. I bought a DAVID Pal a few years ago for my daughter. We unwisely loaned it to somebody to try on their daughter. They returned it with the headphones broken. Can we use regular headphones with our machine?
 
Hello, nice to see this Blog. Several years ago I bought the DAVID PAL 36 with CES. I bought it because I want to add it to my wellness centre (that is still under construction) and offer treatments BUT before I do that I need to take sufficient training and would like to know if I can come to your Edmonton location for that.
Also, even though I haven't used my DAVID machine yet, my daughter took the headphones and they are now "overused" and one side doesn't work. I too would like to know if it is safe to use any other headphones with the unit.
 
Hello, I am wondering if someone who has been known to have seizures could benefit from the DAVID and obviously you wouldn't be able to use the visual stimulation? I would like to learn how to offer the Audio stimulation to benefit the person that has seizures. Is it possible or has there been any documented cases that the Audio stimulation has helped alleviate seizures?
 
Melanie and Anonymous:

Yes, you can just use regular stereo headphones for your units. We also sell replacement headphones for $39 USD/CAN.

Unfortunately, we are not offering training this year at our Edmonton location. The only AVE training offered this year will be in Atlanta, Georgia. The information for this training is available at:

http://www.mindalive.com/4_1_2.htm
 
Hello Janine,

We are often asked about seizures, so Dave has written a new blog post responding to your question.
 
Hi, I use a DAVID Paradise XL+. I heard that CES is supposed to be relaxing, but I have never felt anything but anxious using it. I suppose I'm still quite dubious about the thought of sending an electric current through my skull! As soon as I think I can feel anything (although in reality, it's probably just the pressure of the sticky pads behind my ears), I panic and turn the current down or off. Could this be because in fact I need to turn the current UP to have the desired effect, and I'm using it at too low a level due to being a Nervous Nellie?
 
CES has been found to be a safe and effective for relaxation and anxiety.

“CES has been in clinical use in the U.S.A. since 1963 and Europe since 1953. Hundreds of thousands of patients have been treated with CES over the years… ” (Smith, 2007, p. 19)*

You do not need to feel the stimulation in order for it to be effective. We usually recommend increasing intensity until you can feel the stimulation, then decreasing intensity so that you can just barely feel it or not at all. “High intensity” is not required for it to work.


*Smith, R. B. (2007). Cranial electrotherapy stimulation: its first fifty years, plus three: a monograph. Mustang, OK: Tate Publishing.
 
Thanks for sharing, this is a fantastic post.Thanks Again. Fantastic.
real estate va

 
I purchased a David Pal some years ago. I haven't used the unit for quite some time but have been having a problem with blood pressure.
Are any of the sessions on the David Pal good to use to bring BP down?
 
I refer you to this link about hypertension and the research done on it: http://www.mindalive.com/3_5.htm
 
Excellent post shared https://www.couponfond.com
 
google 1762
google 1763
google 1764
google 1765
google 1766
 
Independent Escorts in Dubai is the right decision. the top Dubai Escorts at your one Click. Log on to us for entertainment.
 
Thanks for sharing this informative content.,
Leanpitch provides online training in Scrum Master Certification during this lockdown period everyone can use it wisely.
Join Leanpitch 2 Days CSM Certification Workshop in different cities.

Scrum master certification online

CSM certification online
 

CSM online

CSM online certification
 
Thanks for sharing this informative content.,
Leanpitch provides online training in Scrum Master Certification during this lockdown period everyone can use it wisely.
Join Leanpitch 2 Days CSM Certification Workshop in different cities.
CSM online training

CSM training online
 
Thanks for sharing this informative content.,
Leanpitch provides online training in Scrum Master Certification during this lockdown period everyone can use it wisely.
Join Leanpitch 2 Days CSM Certification Workshop in different cities.
CSM training online

Scrum master training online
 
Thanks for sharing this informative content.,
Leanpitch provides online training in Agile team facilitation during this lockdown period everyone can use it wisely.

Agile team facilitation

ICP ATF

Team facilitator Agile

Agile facilitator

Team facilitator in Agile

ICAGILE ATF

 
Thanks for sharing this.,
Leanpitch provides online training in Scrum Master during this lockdown period everyone can use it wisely.
Join Leanpitch 2 Days CSM Certification Workshop in different cities.

Scrum master certification

csm certification
 
Thanks for sharing this.,
Leanpitch provides online training in Scrum Master during this lockdown period everyone can use it wisely.
Join Leanpitch 2 Days CSM Certification Workshop in different cities.

certified scrum master certification

Scrum master Training
 
Thanks for sharing this.,
Leanpitch provides online training in Scrum Master during this lockdown period everyone can use it wisely.
Join Leanpitch 2 Days CSM Certification Workshop in different cities.

agile scrum master certification

Scrum master certification
 
Thanks for sharing this informative content.,
Turient is an All-in-one platform for all our teaching needs. If Teaching is your passion ,enabling is ours
Read the Informative blog - 11 Free Teaching Tools for Online Teachers

11 Free Teaching Tools for Online Teachers
Free Teaching Tools
 

Thanks for sharing this.,
Leanpitch provides online training in Build mvp without code ,everyone can use it wisely.

Build mvp without code
no code mvp

 
Thanks for sharing this informative content.,
Leanpitch provides online training in Agile team facilitation ,everyone can use it wisely.

Agile team facilitation

ICAGILE ATF

 
Thanks for sharing this informative content.,
Leanpitch provides online training in Agile team facilitation ,everyone can use it wisely.
ICP ATF

Agile facilitator

 
Thanks for sharing this informative content.,
Leanpitch provides online training in Agile team facilitation ,everyone can use it wisely.
Team facilitator in Agile

ICP ATF

 
Excellent content ,Thanks for sharing this .,
Leanpitch provides online training in CSPO everyone can use it wisely.,
Join Leanpitch 2 Days CSPO Certification Workshop in different cities.

CSPO certification

CSPO TRAINING
 
Thanks for sharing this informative content.,
Turient is an All-in-one platform for all our teaching needs. If Teaching is your passion ,enabling is ours
Read the Informative blog - 11 Free Teaching Tools for Online Teachers
Turient
Free Teaching Tools for Online Teachers
 
Thanks for sharing this.,
Leanpitch provides online training in Scrum Master, everyone can use it wisely.
Join Leanpitch 2 Days CSM Certification Workshop in different cities.

Scrum master certification

csm certification
 
Thanks for sharing this.,
Leanpitch provides online training in Scrum Master, everyone can use it wisely.
Join Leanpitch 2 Days CSM Certification Workshop in different cities.
csm training

Scrum master Training
 
Thanks for sharing this.,
Leanpitch provides online training in Scrum Master, everyone can use it wisely.
Join Leanpitch 2 Days CSM Certification Workshop in different cities.
certified scrum master certification

agile scrum master certification
 
Remarkable! Its in fact amazing piece of writing, I have got much clear idea on the topic of from this piece of writing.

토토사이트
온라인카지노
파워볼사이트
 
This is just the information I am finding everywhere. Thanks for your blog, I just subscribe your blog. This is a nice blog..

스포츠토토
안전놀이터
토토사이트
안전카지노사이트
 
Thanks for providing recent updates regarding the concern, I look forward to read more.

토토사이트
카지노
파워볼사이트
바카라사이트

 
I am so happy to read this. This is the kind of manual that needs to be given and not the random misinformation that’s at the other blogs. Appreciate your sharing this greatest doc. 메이저토토

 
I think a lot of articles related to are disappearing someday. That's why it's very hard to find, but I'm very fortunate to read your writing. When you come to my site, I have collected articles related to 크레이지슬롯 .

 
That's a really impressive new idea! 메이저토토사이트추천 It touched me a lot. I would love to hear your opinion on my site. Please come to the site I run once and leave a comment. Thank you.

 
Traditional bookstores have always existed on high streets, but in the digital age, the internet is proving to become a serious competitor to traditional brick and mortar stores. This article examines both sides of the coin and provides an appropriate insight into the phenomenon of shopping of books online. 메이저사이트추천

 
clinique chirurgie générale Tunisie
 
If you're in higher education, I believe you should be aware of the complexities of the disciplines. Now is the time to contact Psychology Homework Help Because they have trained assignment specialists on staff, you can quickly contact them for assistance with any of your assignments. They are there at all times to assist you.
 
Your blogs are great.Are you also searching for philosophy of nursing? we are the best solution for you. We are best known for delivering nursing writing services to students without having to break the bank.
 
Such great content.This is authentic. Are you also searching for nursing writing services login? we are the best solution for you. We are best known for delivering the best
 
Your blogs are fantastic. I love them Are you also searching for capstone project writing services? we are the best solution for you.
 
I want to always read your blogs. I love them Are you also searching for nursing research paper help? we are the best solution for you. We are best known for delivering Nursing research paper writing services to students without having to break the bank
 
Give away for real. betflix. Free credit. Just apply. Easy to get before anyone else. The strongest website
 
Do you like vape? Does anyone in your family like to smoke vape?
There are relx pods usa
 

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]





<< Home

Incorporated in 1981, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Mind Alive Inc specializes in brain technology. Our flagship technology is audio-visual entrainment (AVE), and we manufacture the DAVID brand devices. Other products include the Oasis line of cranio-electro stimulators (CES) and transcranial DC Stimulators (tDCS). Mind Alive is the leader in all of these technologies and has patents for both AVE and CES.

Archives

Follow Us

Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for our Email Newsletter

For Email Marketing you can trust

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Subscribe to Posts [Atom]