OCTOPUS BRAIN STORMING utilizes signal energy spanning the range from 8 to 12 Hz, the so-called “alpha” band. Following research on steady-state evoked EEG potentials performed in Dr. Cohen’s lab, it is anticipated that the participants will be able to learn to shift the base frequencies of their own alpha rhythm to match the average.

The EEG sensor array are embedded into color lit octopus crowns, giving the participants ceremonial presence while at the same time evoking the biological world of an octopus symbolizing embodied intelligence. The audience will have an opportunity to witness the power of non-verbal communication, sound and color in relation to our shared brain waves – in real time!