How can Mind Brain Insights add value to applied neuroscience? How do we enhance a motor neuroprosthetic or BCI project? How might we add tangible value — better products, quicker learning, easier and more effective use? The answer is tied directly to theory.

A correct understanding of the mind and its connection to the brain is the basis of Mind Brain Insights. It allows accurate mind-to-brain mapping. This means (large scale) neural network activity, and the corresponding brain signal, can be defined more accurately. Once the mind’s memory networks are identified, connected, and weighted, corresponding neural networks can be pinpointed. For example, the neural network of “glass of water” is comprised of the memory networks “liquid,” “glass,” “slippery,” “thirst,” “desire,” and “grasp.” This is true both functionally and structurally.

The MA Method is like a scalpel given to a highly skilled surgeon, to operate with instead of a butter knife. It allows a company or research group to carve out precise definitions of mind, and map these to the brain. This includes the mapping of any (common) task, movement or movement sequence. It can be applied to any person or population, situation, disability, BCI device, or other context.

Services include:

  • Enhance BCI design, testing, training, and use from the ground up.
  • Replace an incorrect mind/brain paradigm with an essentially correct one.
  • Add understanding to current brain knowledge and data; particularly neural networks (functional and structural).
  • Define the mind/brain system — in any common situation or measurement context — as a general memory set: its components & associations, connections and weights.
  • More accurately classify brain signals (and noise) across tasks, and task context: people, disorder, situation (lab, home, work…), body/object spatial relationship, etc.
  • Clarify functional neuroimaging experiments: goals, what is being targeted for (mind/brain) expression, what IS expressed & measured, what the data represent, etc.
  • Define BCI mind/brain “targets” that are easier to hit (strongly and consistently), and that fit the task context (situation, goals etc.)
  • Empower the BCI user and her team — by designing more personalized, desirable, and easy-to-repeat state of mind “targets.”
  • Identify critical similarities & differences between natural and artificial movement.
  • Apply services seamlessly in conjunction with existing approaches to BCI design, testing, training, and use.

The best way for a potential client or research partner to identify billable services is to first take the (LINK NEXT) Mind Mapping Challenge. From this, it will be easy to identify the specific ways MBI can add quick and dramatic value to a current project.