The Mind Mirror User Controls

Custom-designed by and for mind explorers, the Mind Mirror's user controls provide the software with everything necessary for quick functionality and penetrating data analysis.


Self-trainers, professional awakened mind trainers, and researchers can use these functions with equal confidence and ease. 

 

resizable instrument and data windows

These 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

These are used for recording and summary review and 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

Keystroke commands are replicated in a right-click menu. They 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

Event markers are set during the session to 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. These markers appear as vertical white lines. The precise timing of events is attained via a second timer clock.

 

Mind Mirror Summary

This is an innovative and highly useful tool for analyzing the session, providing an average, or mean, brainwave pattern. This can then 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

This 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

Frame by frame replay can be activated with the left and right arrow keys on the computer keyboard. This enables 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

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


Second Timer Clock

This clock can be activated by clicking on any point in a summary window and, therefore, 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

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.