Because the Play Attention people were teachers, they were aware thatADD/ADHD kids could concentrate on playing the high stimuli (gory) videogames for hours, but couldn't concentrate on a low stimuli teacher for manyminutes. That is why all the games used on Play Attention are low stimuli types.Some video games are advertised as good for ADD/ADHD training, but researchshows that they are not very effective at actually raising SMR and solvingattention problems.There has also been a controversy in the EEG BF (Neurofeedback) field aboutsensor placement. With the newer better amplifiers, I was the first to prove thatsensor placement is usually unimportant. If a signal can be derived anywhere onthe body, even the "toes", that signal can be used to "train" SMR up in amplitude.Too many psychologists didn't realize basic electronics. The human body is 70%salty water. Nothing is put into the sensors, only a signal that is used for feedback is derived.That's how EEG Biofeedback (AKA neurofeedback) works. Anyone can attachsensors (electrodes) to a person, and hook up a computer, and do this. That'swhat I learned in 2000. A trained professional isn't necessary, except in very fewcases. (All "doctor time" is very expensive).Now, let's look at two problems with EEG BF:1.First, there is motivation. Both the trainee, and the parents in most cases.Without this, success is limited at best. Some clinicians are great at this,and some are poor. It's a major factor in my opinion and experience. 2.Even with home training, it's not cheap. Typical cost of most EEG BF unitsis close to $2000 up front. While some portion of that can be retrieved byselling the unit after training, how many low and mid income families caneven afford this amount? It still leaves the great majority of mid and lowincome families with their one option - Ritalin and the rest of thedangerous drugs.After years of seeing the effects of these and other antipsychotic drugs, I hatedrugs. They may be useful for immediate relief, but in the long term, they all toooften cause as much damage as the "problem". They do not usually "cure", butonly relieve symptoms by upsetting some body balance. This is not a goodanswer.
A Cheap Alternative Is Invented
In 2004, (near my 77th birthday) I suddenly realized that since this EEG BFtraining is taking place in the unconscious mind that is being trained, it probablycould be done using Subliminal Messaging or Subliminal Training.I wrote a script that only attempted to raise SMR. I wanted to prove that mytheory that raising SMR affected the brain response to allergy/sensitivity, as well