Monthly Archives: August 2012

Brain Controlled Geophysics?

Because I am going to turn this into a published article I have taken a bulk of the article down I have left part of the abstract and conclusion for the interest of people.

Please see the videos at the end to see it in action. If you have any questions please contact me in the email in the footer of this page.

The Main Experiment: Can you use this to control geophysical software?
Proof of Concept BCI Electromagnetic Computing Case Study
Brain computer interface (BCI) systems are beginning to emerge as one of the most breakthrough technologies of the 21st century. As is the case with other developing technologies, proof of concept must be demonstrated before advanced methods are pursued. This article presents the first published case study of a brain controlled geophysical software package. Our results show that processed brainwaves from the NeuroSky MindWave electroencephalography (EEG) device can be used to control various geophysical survey parameters with an acceptable degree of accuracy and to model the corresponding data in real-time.

The results show that it is possible to control geophysical software using a BCI system..... the experiment did show some level of connection between thought level and the effect on parameter variation. The emerging field of BCI systems has many hurdles to clear before reaching functionality but we hope this pioneering proof of concept experiment demonstrates the feasibility of future brain computing applications in geophysics.

Final Word

Who cares about efficacy. Like everyone else I have decided to define success as line honours and as a result the


***I have not included in my assessment possible "Skunkworks research projects" which may or may not exist in the basements of Schlumberger, Shell, BP [...]

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CSEM Activity Around the World

I really like this map as it highlights the different regions using CSEM and to what extent.
Not too many suprises but you can see high activity areas of:
San Diego correlating to Scripps
Norway and Germany correlating with EMGS and Fugro
Perth correlating with Me and Curtin University/others who've i spruked my software to
A few worthy notes:
A heap of activity in China and SE Asia
Seems like Nigeria is the hot spot of CSEM for Africa
Would have expected activity from Russia and Canada, but hey, can't complain.
Thanks for everyones support!

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