We went over some new capabilities with 3.2.2 and Atlantis at our last webinar Friday April 25. Here is a summary:
There is a way to reprogram your Atlantis unit to a new “full Atlantis” firmware. We programmed several users’ devices online during the webinar. This should be done online with BrainMaster assistance, or at a future webinar.
With “Full Atlantis”, you get the following:
DC and slow cortical potentials are working with the new Atlantis firmware. We demonstrated 4 channels of DC/SCP at the webinar. See: http://www.brainm.com/kb/entry/296/
Full 24-bit data to the PC for EEG and for DC and Slow Cortical Potentials.
New EEG bandwidth in Full Atlantis mode is 0.01 to 120 Hz.
DC and Slow Cortical Potentials have a low frequency response extending fully down to 0.0000 Hz, or wherever else you want it. You can adjust it using the Event Wizard damping factor.
Simultaneous Impedance readings displayed in real time continually during all sessions. On a 4×4, this is equivalent to having 8 ChekTrodes at once. All impedance data is available via the Event Wizard. You could even train on the sensor impedance, if you wanted. By monitoring DC/SCP and sensor impedance, you have a complete picture of what is happening at the skin/sensor interface.
Access to all AUX data channels on a 4X4.
Ability to do simultaneous EEG and HEG.
Ability to do simultaneous EEG and DC/SCP.
Ability to do simultaneous EEG and DC/SCP and HEG and Impedance measurement.
All EEG protocol processing, etc. is fully functional with EEG, HEG, DC/SCP, whatever.
In other words, everything can be done simultaneously and continuously, and you always have all EEG channels and components available for training. You can do DC/SCP on the exact same sensors you are using for EEG. It is not a special sensor or adapter or anything.
No extra equipment is needed to do DC/SCP, only AgCl sensors are needed. These sensors can be used for EEG as well as DC, and on the same channels.
New software “emulation” mode allows the Event Wizard to control all external programs with any desired variables, including Somatic Vision, CIS, EEG Audio, etc. etc. So you can train HEG, Z-scores, DC, anything you want using Particle Editor, Inner Tube, the EEG Audio sounds, CIS games, etc. etc. At Bob Thatcher’s suggestion, we demonstrated using overlapping EEG Audio sounds controlled by Z Scores, which was interesting.
We have posted a lot of new protocols on the knowledge base, and are posting contributed protocols.
We have improved targeting methods, and can now combine z-score training with conventional targeted training, to bias the training. see: http://www.brainm.com/kb/entry/284/ and http://www.brainm.com/kb/entry/297/
New “zoom” mode in BReview allows you to see review data with 1-second intervals, and to filter (smooth) the reviewed data. New “Show All” mode in BReview shows coherence data for all sessions if selected.
Oh yes, we now have a model race car system that is integrated with Atlantis and works very well. You can see information and video links at:
Atlantis is now the equipment of choice for the LENS system, and is the exclusive provider of hardware for new LENS users. We are scheduling a workshop with Stephen Larsen and Les Fehmi for July 2008, to go over Atlantis with Z Scores, HEG, DC/SCP, and LENS applications, in New York. Les will also teach about doing whole-head synchrony with his system, and with the Atlantis. You may want to attend this workshop to get on top of the latest developments. Frankly, I think that doing alpha synchrony training simultaneous with DC/Slow Cortical Potentials may become an important new horizon.
Mark Smith has a workshop for z-scores for beginners, to happen June 20-22. Contact Stress Therapy Solutions for information at www.stresstherapysolutions.com for information and to register.