Nov 16, 2018
How would you like to access all of your brain s innate capacity to learn, invent, create and solve problems? Would it improve your life if you could think more clearly, access your intuition, reduce stress and anxiety, and prevent your brain from aging? We’ve all heard that we use only a tiny percentage of our brains natural capacity. If you’ve ever wondered why, today’s second interview with Dr. James V. Hardt will offer insights into this and several other topics.
Dr. James V. Hardt serves as the President and founder of Biocybernaut Institute, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics from Carnegie Institute of Technology, a Masters Degree in Psychology from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Carnegie-Mellon University and he has done Post-Doctoral work in Psychophysiology at the Langley Porter Neuro-Psychiatric Institute of the University of California at San Francisco.
Dr. Hardt has authored or co-authored more than 60 papers and professional presentations. He has authored, co-authored or has pending over 30 patents for the core technology, headset, training methodology and brain-centered portion of virtual reality applications. He has dedicated his life in the research and development surrounding brain wave training.
Dr. Hardt was mentored by Dr. Joe Kamiya, the scientist who first discovered, in 1962, that humans could voluntarily control their own brain waves if they were given brain wave feedback. Dr. Hardt has earned a national reputation as a preeminent research scientist for his over 40 years of work in biofeedback.
Dr. Hardt’s research has been supported by private and Federal grants and contributions from prestigious organizations such as the Fetzer Foundation. He presents at numerous, prestigious national and international meetings and has published in leading scholarly journals such as Science, Psychophysiology, Journal of Experimental Psychology, Biofeedback and Self-Regulation and Advances In Mind-Body Medicine.
For over 40 years Dr. Hardt has been studying the electrophysiological basis of advanced spiritual states. He has traveled to India several times to study advanced Yogis with his technology, has studied Zen meditators and Zen masters, and explored Christian prayer and contemplation. He has developed a technology based on electroencephalographic (EEG) measurement and feedback, combined, in a highly optimized methodology, with computerized measures of subjective states, depth interviews, and extensive coaching in forgiveness, engaged indifference [TM] and non-attachment.
This technology and training methodologies have demonstrated significant effectiveness in healing and transforming core dimensions of personality dysfunction, reducing stress and anxiety, reversing key aspects of the brain’s aging process, increasing creativity by 50% and boosting IQ by nearly 12 points on average, enhancing peak performance, facilitating conflict resolution, and expanding spiritual awareness and increasing access to advanced spiritual states.
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The cerebral workout plan was created in the 1980s by James Hardt, a physicist and psychologist who claims that a week of his program “expands your awareness more than 20 years of Zen meditation.”
Hardt’s company, called the Biocybernaut Institute, is centered around neurofeedback, a form of therapy that uses information about the brain’s electrical patterns to teach people about how their minds work. The idea is that people can learn to control their brain activity in specific ways — from increasing focus or creativity to decreasing the symptoms of anxiety, depression, or even ADHD.
At its most basic, the treatment involves placing electrical sensors designed to monitor brain waves at various points on the scalp — kind of like you would if you were to get an EEG at the doctor. Those sensors are then connected to a source of feedback, like a video screen, with images that shift based on the type of brain waves a person is emitting.
“We give people real-time data on their own brain waves and then they change them,” Alice Miller, a Biocybernaut trainer, told Business Insider.
Our electric brains
Theoretically, if you can control these brain waves, you can control your levels of alertness.
But to understand how that works, you have to know two important things: First, our brains are electric. Second, certain brain wave frequencies have actually been linked with various states of alertness.
The first person to measure the brain’s electricity was Austrian
psychiatrist Hans Berger, who reported a technique for “recording
the electrical activity of the human brain from the surface of the
head” in 1924. It was the world’s first electroencephalogram, or
Today, we know that most of the electrical activity from the scalp falls in a range of roughly 1 to 20 Hertz (Hz). Neuroscientists typically divide this activity into 4 specific ranges, or bands. Each level corresponds to a specific type of alertness — at the lowest, called delta, you’re literally asleep; at the highest, called beta, you’re focused and attentive.
It breaks down like this:
Delta: 1-4 Hz — activity your brain emits while you’re
Theta: 4-8 Hz — what your brain waves might look like when you’re “zoning off” or not really paying attention
Alpha: 8-12 Hz — your relaxed but wakeful state
Beta: 12-30 Hz — the the brain waves your noggin tends to emit when you’re sharply focused
Neurofeedback operates on the principal that you can become aware of when your brain is in which state — or band of activity — and then consciously shift from one to another. If you can’t focus and your brain is showing lots of theta activity, the idea goes, you need to shift up into an alpha state. If you’re anxious and angry all the time and your brain is trapped in beta, you want to shift down into alpha.
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