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Title: Interaction between virtual (computer gaming) environments, brain activity, and the Schumann resonance as the next evolutionary step in adaptation: Teilhard de Chardin's noosphere.
Authors: Lehman, Brendan S.
Item Type: Thesis
Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Biology
Keywords: consciousness;electroencephalography;independent component analysis;linear discriminant analysis;digital games;flow state;Schumann resonance;magnetic fields;excess correlation;entanglement noosphere;de Chardin;digital culture;transhumanism, technology;transformative technology
Issue Date: 29-Apr-2016
Abstract: The interactions between the brain of the participant and the temporal flow of events within computer games could reflect a new type of consciousness-machine interface that could reveal novel options for biological-electronic evolution. The flow state which is defined as an inclusive, immersed affect state can be considered a component of and contribution to the interface computer (machine) simulations of real life events. Complex analyses during interactive gaming revealed two parent clusters of topographical quantitative electroencephalographic activity (QEEG) that emphasized the two cerebral hemispheres. A conspicuous peak around 40 Hz (25 ms) occurred upon the declining power gradient of cerebral output. The interactive flow state was more involved with right caudal hemispheric activations within relatively narrow frequency bands that overlapped with the earth-ionospheric Schumann resonances which are also found with normal spectral densities of QEEGs. Independent Component Analyses and Linear Discriminant Analyses for components of QEEG during reward and skill segments of computer game involvement verified the importance of the duration of a percept (around 130 ms). The results were consistent with the possibility that two successive percepts, one of them preceding awareness, might be influenced by extracerebral factors strongly correlated with Schumann Resonance properties. When two experienced or non-experienced gamers shared the same circumcerebral magnetic fields with 20 to 25 ms phase modulations as a second derivative, evidence of excessive correlation, the basis of entanglement, was evident. Application of these results and integration with a biological theory developed by Teilhard de Chardin that the next stage of evolution involve the “noosphere” within which collective experiences would direct subsequent developments in life suggest the feasibility is much greater than previously anticipated.
URI: https://zone.biblio.laurentian.ca/dspace/handle/10219/2571
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