BCI Brain Signal Targets: Part 4

An improved definition of the human mind empowers the user. Improved mind/brain definitions, and signatures, are also “targets.” The user can define them with full and clear consciousness. She can control what states of mind she wishes to strive toward, and express, during BCI operation. She can research and arrive at a personalized, ideal target state of mind. This may include her lifestyle, occupation, social habits, and personal goals. She could define her most desired, realistic and easily-to-attain states of mind.

These personalized, self-chosen states of mind would be the targets for her to try to “hit.” For example, if she meditates regularly, “practicing mindfulness during BCI movement” might be a target.

Mind/brain targets could be defined with the aid of the user’s own research. For example, the user might learn it’s difficult to maintain a constant level of excitement/dopamine brain signal, when one is both failing and succeeding at artificial movement. Social situations would magnify this effect. In this case, the user could define a state of mind that allows for emotional variability.

On the other hand, the user might be a devoted Buddhist who is (or strives to be) unattached to results. In this case, she could define her target as “an even level of excitement while moving.”

Overall, personalized mind/brain targets can be researched, considered, and defined by the user and her clinical and professional team. The user can activate these flexibly, according to the demands of the situation, the physical environment, etc.. These targets would be hit more regularly because (1) the user is motivated to achieve these states of mind, and (2) has a clear idea of what those states are in the first place.

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