|Used by thousands of companies, therapists and entrainment enthusiasts! Mind WorkStation handles the entire process of creating professional brainwave entrainment sessions (altered states of consciousness using beta, alpha, theta and delta brainwave frequencies), offering a wide range of audio/visual effects (light and sound including binaural beats), cutting-edge neural stimulation methods (including brainwave synchronization), and easy integration with biofeedback and EEG neurofeedback devices. Mind WorkStation software enables you to work with brainwave entrainment in ways that were not possible or cost-effective before. While it handles many of the complex, technical aspects for you, you are able to drill down into the details and fine tune every aspect of the neural stimulation. Whether you are a therapist, researcher, developer, neurofeedback practitioner or simply a brainwave entrainment enthusiast, Mind WorkStation gives you the tools you need to create real cognitive change. Explore this internet website mindmachines.com to find out more about this breakthrough software.||
This is the software used to create most of the world’s brainwave entrainment CDs, MP3s and mental health systems.
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|Advanced Brainwave Stimulation
The process of neural stimulation has been perfected and extended in Mind WorkStation. All forms of audio/visual stimulation are possible, along with revolutionary new methods. Everything from Isochronic tones and binaural beats, to sound filtering, AudioStrobe, and on-screen visualizations. Complex filtering methods allow you to use any audio source as the carrier for brainwave entrainment. And, with the new frequency band selector features, it can do this without distorting music.
|EEG-Driven Stimulation / Biofeedback Integration
Mind WorkStation is compatible with many popular biofeedback devices and software packages. You can link up to these devices and use them to control entrainment frequencies, to graph their data along with a session, or even to control on-screen visualizations as a form of biofeedback game.
Mind WorkStation incorporates some exciting new content types, such as the Ambience Generator, which arranges thousands of small audio samples to produce an original ambient environment, such as a forest, a beach, crystal bowls or wind chimes. The best part about this type of content is that it is different every time you use it!Playlists, tone chords, on-screen visualizations and many other unique content types are supported. ALL content in Mind WorkStation can be used as a carrier for brainwave stimulation.
|Intuitive Work Environment
While Mind WorkStation is easily the most powerful application ever developed for brainwave entrainment, the intuitive interface makes it very simple to perform a variety of common tasks. In fact the program does much of the work for you.The interface is specifically designed for brainwave entrainment and therapy. All the features commonly needed to create sessions are at your fingertips, with additional enhancements that adapt to your working style.
Mind WorkStation ships with a number of advanced sound effects, including echo, reverb and even “3D sound” features, allowing you to place or move a sound in 3D space. You can adjust the pitch or tempo of any sound file. Filters such as band-pass and low-pass are implemented, along with a wide variety of modulation types such as auto-panning. All of these effects will add to the professionalism of the session and to the psychological effect it has on the client.Most importantly, these effects are specially designed to be used with brainwave entrainment. Sound effects in other programs can often act to degrade the effectiveness of brainwave entrainment. In Mind WorkStation, everything has been meticulously designed to ensure that sound and visual effects will promote brainwave entrainment, not impede it.
Mind WorkStation provides an unmatched feature set for brainwave entrainment use and development.
Supporting both light and sound stimulation with a virtually unlimited frequency range, Mind WorkStation makes all functions of brainwave entrainment possible – from alpha and theta relaxation to beta concentration and delta sleep, to more unconventional frequency ranges such as ultra-high gamma or extremely slow delta.
The design of the application also makes it easy to stimulate the left and right cerebral hemispheres individually, or create more complex constructions such as dissociative or harmonic “box” sessions. Apply towards human enhancement, evoked potential, event-related potential to induced activity and ongoing brain activity.
The process of audio/visual neural stimulation has been perfected and extended in Mind WorkStation. All existing forms of stimulation are possible, along with revolutionary new methods. Everything from Isochronic tones and binaural beats, to sound filtering, AudioStrobe, and on-screen visualizations. Complex sound filtering allows you to use sound files or even entire playlists as the carrier for brainwave entrainment.
New, patented sound filtering techniques allow sound files to be embedded with brainwave entrainment without distorting the music or other audio. It does this by selectively embedding the entrainment into specific frequency bands, leaving the rest of the audio alone.
In the example below, only the lower frequencies are filtered to create entrainment. The higher frequencies are left alone.
For more information on the methods used to achieve brainwave stimulation, visit the entrainment methods section.
Mind WorkStation supports many biofeedback systems such as the ThoughtStream, GSR2, emWave, ProComp2 and Wild Divine’s LightStone hardware. Home users will be able to take greater advantage of their biofeedback system by allowing Mind WorkStation to communicate with the hardware. For example, it can provide advanced feedback mechanisms such as affecting the on-screen visualization in a form of biofeedback game. The advanced graphing capabilities of Mind WorkStation make it ideal for research.
Biofeedback measures can even be used to drive the brain stimulation. For example, a popular method for GSR is to use the carrier (pitch) of a binaural or isochronic beat as the feedback for the GSR device! In this way, you are getting the best of both worlds using the same stimulus – relaxing brainwave entrainment, and biofeedback.
The possibilities are limitless because of the flexibility in the design of Mind WorkStation.
Mind WorkStation can connect to most commercial EEG units. It can do this directly through devices such as the NeuroSky or Emotiv EPOC EEG, or through software such as BioExplorer, BioEra and BioGraph.
EEG signals can easily be used to control brainwave stimulation. This is commonly called EEG-Driven Stimulation, and it is an exciting and promising use of this technology. The modular design of Mind WorkStation makes it easier than ever to accomplish this.
As with biofeedback, Mind WorkStation can also be used as an advanced feedback mechanism for neurofeedback by affecting on-screen visualizations or the audio. It can also be used with the program’s advanced 3D graphing system.
Mind WorkStation is an ideal research tool, providing a host of useful features along with an unsurpassed level of flexibility. The 3D Graphing capabilities allow you to chart any part of the session, including data received from biofeedback engines. Status windows display all input and output variables. A logging window keeps a detailed log of the events of the session, including a timestamp for each message.
The level of control Mind WorkStation allows is perfect for research in this field. Nothing is left unexplained – all the audio/visual variables present in the session can be accounted for, since waveforms, phase changes, intensity levels, overlapping modulation, spatial positioning, and more are able to be controlled directly and kept track of using the tools at your disposal.
Mind WorkStation includes all the tools you need to help clients deal with stress, anxieties, achieve altered states of consciousness, meditation or to increase attention and motivation using brainwave entrainment. A wide range of sessions are included, with protocols based on the methods used in clinical studies for everything from stress to learning disabilities.
A unique aspect of Mind WorkStation is the concept of an interactive session between the therapist and the client. Many therapists, clinicians and researchers are exploring the benefits of real-time client-therapist interaction during brainwave entrainment sessions. Using the client’s feedback to find a suitable brainwave frequency has been shown to be particularly effective when dealing with chronic pain and headaches, and further evidence is suggesting it can be a valuable technique for nearly all session types.
Brainwave entrainment can be a very useful aide in hypnotherapy, making it easier for clients to enter the ideal receptive state, or enabling work with clients who would normally be unable to enter a receptive state at all.
The multi-track interface of Mind WorkStation makes it very easy to arrange even the most complex hypnosis sessions, and integrate brainwave entrainment or even biofeedback into the mix.
Hypnotherapists will find great use with the microphone recording capabilities and advanced sound effects of Mind WorkStation, such as echo and reverberation. Using 3D positioning features, the voice could be set to move around the listener on custom three dimensional paths. If the client is wearing stereo headphones, this can have a very profound effect.
Sessions can easily be exported to MP3, WAV and other formats, giving the client a personalized, take-home solution.
» Regular Version
For brainwave entrainment enthusiasts, personal biofeedback users
Includes session editing, support for personal biofeedback systems, AudioStrobe, playlists, echo, reverberation, 3D spatial positioning, piano controls, screen display, 3D visualizations, standard programmable engines, filters, advanced waveform control, exporting to MP3, WAV and OGG, microphone recording, ambience generation and more.
» Professional Version
For researchers, developers or personal users interested in professional features
Includes everything in the regular version, with additional tools for professional users, such as advanced engine features, graphing capabilities, additional presets, professional templates and sessions. Click here for a full version comparison.
» Enterprise Version
For therapists, practitioners or businesses
Includes everything in the regular and professional versions. Additionally, it includes EEG-device support, .NET plugin support, real-time control console, advanced support level and more.
|Biofeedback||Biofeedback is a learning method based on your own body and the signals it sends to you. By “reading” your own body and mastering its messages and what it needs to improve its performance, you can become more self-aware of your moment to moment state and your options to change that state. Biofeedback is non-invasive, and can translate your body’s distinctive signals into a variety of forms – sound, visual and sensory.
|Brainwave Entrainment||Brainwaves represent electrical activity in the brain, and brainwave entrainment is a method of stimulating this activity using patterns of sound or light.|
|EEG (Electroencephalography)||Electroencephalography, or EEG, is the measurement of electrical activity in the brain using electrodes placed on the scalp.|
|Engines||Engines are mini-programs used to exert an advanced level of control over content or brainwave frequencies.|
|Ambience Generator||The Ambience Generator arranges thousands of small audio samples to produce a unique ambient environment, such as a forest, a beach, crystal bowls or wind chimes. The best part about this type of content is that it is different every time you use it.You can make your own randomly generated soundscape, or use the presets included:
Beach, Forest, Night Sounds, Thunder Storm, Wind Chimes, Wind
|Professional Session Examples||See the session list.|
|Additional Ambience Presets||The Professional and Enterprise versions include additional ambience presets:
Metal-Crystal Bowls, Underwater, Water Surface
|Graphing||The Professional and Enterprise versions include a graphing tool used to chart session data or information coming from biofeedback devices.|
|Timer Engine||This engine is used for timing the input and output of other engines. This is a very useful feature when when the timing of engine input is important.|
|Advanced Engine Functions||The Professional and Enterprise versions include many important engine enhancements, such as action timeframes, advanced randomization options, formula functions and advanced random update options.|
|Functions In Expressions||The Professional and Enterprise versions allow the use of functions in the creation of expressions.|
|Engine Status / Control Window||The Professional and Enterprise versions include engine status windows, which will pop up on session play and give you a readout of the input and output of the session. It also allows you to pause and resume the engine at any time.|
|Enterprise Session Examples|
|Real-Time Control Console||The Enterprise version includes a tool designed to be used by therapists to modify a session in response to the client’s reactions in real-time.|
|Real-Time Exporting (Export While Playing)||The Enterprise version has the ability to write to an MP3, WAV or OGG file while the session is playing. All playback will be included in the resulting sound file, including content that is controlled by EEG devices or the control console. This feature gives you the ability to save a session that is unique to a specific client, either for your own reference or as an aide for the client to use at home.|
|EEG Device Support||The Enterprise version includes EEG device support by connecting to the BioExplorer, BioGraph or BioEra applications and transforming the data it receives from them into data that can be used to control brainwave entrainment frequencies or content.|
|EEG-Driven Stimulation Protocols & Designs||Protocols and designs for EEG-driven stimulation are included in the Enterprise version.|
|Engine Plugins Support||The Enterprise version supports the use of Microsoft .NET engine plugins, allowing more complex or proprietary algorithms to be used.|
|Engine Plugins SDK||An SDK (Software Development Kit) is included with the enterprise version.|
|Advanced Support Level||The advanced support level includes priority support and, if necessary, connecting remotely to the customer’s machine in order to fix any problems. Enterprise version users receive this service for free.|
Below is a list of the sessions included in the Mind WorkStation program.
All sessions include a description of the research on which they are based, and instructions on how the session should be used.
Alpha Binaural Beats
Alpha Isochronic Tones
Alpha, Beta for Depression
Alpha, Beta, Gamma for Depression
Attention & Focus 12-14 Hz
Attention & Focus 14-16 Hz
Beta – Left Brain, SMR – Right Brain
Beta, SMR for ADD ADHD
Deep Alpha Dissociation
Deep Alpha Relaxation
Energy & Motivation – 15-18 Hz
Energy & Motivation – 15-30 Hz
Fibromyalgia or Chronic Pain
Hypnotic Alpha Relax
Hypnotic Theta Relax
Light Alpha Dissociation
Light Alpha Relaxation
Short Alpha Session
Sleep Induction (with Beach Sound Generation)
Sleep Induction (with White Noise)
Theta Binaural Beats
Theta Isochronic Tones
Wake Up! Caffeine Replacement
Stimulation Type Examples
Ambience, Embedded Entrainment
Frequency Band Selection
Harmonic Box X
Left, Right Hemisphere Stimulation
Playlist, Embedded Entrainment
Sound File, Embedded Entrainment
Sound File, Spatial Binaural Beats (Pitch Panning)
Spatial Binaural Beats (Pitch Panning)
Visualization + Screen Flashing
White Noise, Embedded Entrainment
EEG Driving Sessions
Emotiv EPOC EEG:
Emotiv – Alpha Relaxation
Emotiv – Beta Enhancement
Emotiv – SMR Enhancement
BioGraph – Alpha Relaxation
BioGraph – Beta Enhancement
BioGraph – SMR Enhancement
BioEra – Alpha Relaxation
BioEra – Beta Relaxation
BioEra – SMR Enhancement
BioExplorer – Alpha Relaxation
BioExplorer – Beta Enhancement
BioExplorer – SMR Enhancement
BioExplorer – BioOptimization for Alpha Relaxation.mws
BioScan – BioOptimization.mws
Emotiv – BioOptimization for Attention.mws
Emotiv – BioOptimization for Energy & Motivation.mws
Emotiv – BioOptimization for Frustration Reduction.mws
Emotiv – BioOptimization for Meditation.mws
emWave – BioOptimization.mws
GSR – BioOptimization.mws
LightStone (Wild Divine) – BioOptimization.mws
MindReflection – BioOptimization.mws
NeuroSky – BioOptimization for Attention.mws
NeuroSky – BioOptimization for Meditation.mws
ThoughtStream – BioOptimization.mws
ThoughtStream (old version) – BioOptimization.mws
BioScan Feedback + Alpha Binaural Beats
BioScan Feedback + Alpha Stimulation
BioScan Feedback + Theta Binaural Beats
BioScan Feedback + Theta Stimulation
BioScan Game – Orbs.mws
BioScan Game – Tubes.mws
BioScan Game + Screen Flashing – Explosions.mws
emWave (Freeze Framer):
emWave Coherence Feedback + Alpha Stimulation
emWave BPM Feedback + Alpha Stimulation
emWave Game – Orbs
emWave Game – Tubes
emWave Game + Screen Flashing – ExplosionsGSR2:
GSR2 Feedback + Alpha Binaural Beats
GSR2 Feedback + Alpha Stimulation
GSR2 Feedback + Theta Binaural Beats
GSR2 Feedback + Theta Stimulation
GSR2 Game + Screen Flashing – Explosions
GSR2 Game – Orbs
GSR2 Game – Tubes
LightStone / Wild Divine / IOM Biofeedback System
LightStone (Wild Divine) Feedback + Alpha Binaural Beats
LightStone (Wild Divine) Feedback + Alpha Stimulation
LightStone (Wild Divine) Feedback + Theta Binaural Beats
LightStone (Wild Divine) Feedback + Theta Stimulation
LightStone (Wild Divine) Game + Screen Flashing – Explosions
LightStone (Wild Divine) Game – Orbs
LightStone (Wild Divine) Game – Tubes
ThoughtStream Feedback + Alpha Binaural Beats
ThoughtStream Feedback + Alpha Stimulation
ThoughtStream Feedback + Theta Binaural Beats
ThoughtStream Feedback + Theta Stimulation
ThoughtStream Game + Screen Flashing – Explosions
ThoughtStream Game – Orbs
ThoughtStream Game – Tubes
Professional Sessions (Professional Version Only)
Emotiv Advanced EEG Driven Stim – Alpha Theta.mws
Emotiv Advanced EEG Driven Stim – Beta.mws
Emotiv Advanced EEG Driven Stim – SMR.mws
Emotiv EEG Driven Stim – Alpha.mws
Emotiv Hypnosis + Advanced EEG Driven Stim.mws
Other Professional Sessions
ADD Enhanced – Beta, Gamma Left Brain, SMR Right Brain
ADD Two-Part Protocol – Part 1 – Excite
ADD Two-Part Protocol – Part 2 – Inhibit
Anxiety Relief For Medical Procedures
Attention & Focus, Alternating SMR, Beta
Migraine Headache Relief
Non-Verbal (Arithmetic) Skills Improvement
Pain Relief For Medical Procedures
Stimulation for College Students
Verbal Skills Improvement
Zone State Stimulation
Random Frequency Sessions (Professional Version Only)
Alpha-Focused Random Frequency Stim
Muscle Contraction Headache Relief (Random 1-3 Hz Stim)
Random Alpha Frequency Range Stim
Random Frequency & Phase Stim
Wide Range Random Frequency Stim
EEG Stimulation & Gaming (Enterprise Version Only)
BioExplorer – Alpha Relaxation
BioExplorer – Beta Enhancement
BioExplorer – SMR Enhancement
BioExplorer EEG Driven Stim – Alpha Peak Drive
BioExplorer EEG Driven Stim – Alpha Theta
BioExplorer EEG Driven Stim – Alpha
BioExplorer EEG Driven Stim – Beta
BioExplorer EEG Driven Stim – SMR
BioExplorer Hypnosis + EEG Driven Stim
BioExplorer EEG Driven Stim + Audio Feedback
BioExplorer EEG Driven Stim + EEG Game 2
BioExplorer EEG Driven Stim + EEG Game
BioEra – Alpha Relaxation
BioEra – Beta Stimulation
BioEra – SMR Stimulation
BioGraph – Beta Enhancement
BioGraph – Alpha Relaxation
BioGraph – SMR Enhancement
BioGraph EEG Driven Stim – Alpha Peak Drive
BioGraph EEG Driven Stim – Alpha Relaxation
BioGraph EEG Driven Stim – Alpha Theta Relax
BioGraph EEG Driven Stim – Beta Enhancement
BioGraph EEG Driven Stim – SMR Enhancement
BioGraph EEG Driven Stim + Neurofeedback – 12-15 hz
BioGraph EEG Driven Stim + Neurofeedback – 12-20 hz
BioGraph EEG Driven Stim + Neurofeedback – 15-20 hz
BioGraph EEG Driven Stim + Neurofeedback – Alpha
BioGraph Game – EEG – 2 Objects
BioGraph Game – EEG – Explosions
BioGraph Game – EEG – Hyperspace
BioGraph Game – EEG – Orbs
BioGraph Game – EEG – Spinner
BioGraph Game – EEG – Tubes
BioGraph GSR Tonal Feedback + Alpha Stimulation
BioGraph GSR Tonal Feedback + Theta Stimulation
BioGraph Game – HRV – 2 Objects
BioGraph Game – HRV – Flower
BioGraph Game – HRV – Tunnel
BioGraph Game – HRV-Resp – Fire
BioGraph Game – HRV-Resp – Rotating Disc
BioGraph Game – Skin Conductance, Auto-Threshold – Flower
BioGraph Game – Skin Conductance, Auto-Threshold – Tunnel
BioGraph Game – Skin Conductance, Auto-Threshold – Vortex
BioGraph Game – Skin Conductance – Explosions
BioGraph Game – Skin Conductance – Fire
BioGraph Game – Skin Conductance – Orbs
BioGraph Game – Skin Conductance – Tubes
BioExplorer Designs (Enterprise Only)
Mind WorkStation – EEG-Driven Stimulation.bxd
Mind WorkStation – Neurofeedback + EEG-Driven Stim.bxd
BioEra Designs (Enterprise Only)
BioEra EEG-Driving for Mind WorkStation.bpd
BioGraph Packs (Enterprise Only)
EEG Pack – Includes everything needed to use the EEG sessions described above, or to create your own sessions based on the same screens.
Physiology Pack – Includes everything needed to use the physiology sessions described above, or to create your own sessions based on the same screens.
Console Sessions (Enterprise Version Only)
Alpha Range Control
Migraine Relief, Self-Chosen Frequencies
Wide Range Frequency & Pitch Control