'Mindball' reviewed as mimicking future telekenesis

Telekinesis is defined as the paranormal ability of the mind to influence matter without the use of any currently known type of physical energy; the 'Mindball' game purports to measure brain waves and use that energy to move a ball across a table.

Mindball isn't real telekinesis, though it appears as such, because a sliding magnet under the table picks up signals from electrodes worn as a headband, and makes the ball move.

We are getting closer to Yoda and Luke's mental lifting up his spaceship out of the swamp.

The difference is that Mindball uses physical energy, whereas Luke used mental (psychic ... paranormal) energy.

Or is there a difference?

Another interesting feature of Mindball is that it picks up on "the low-frequency components known as alpha and theta waves." Thus, the more relaxed the player, the better the game.

Yoga, meditation, acupuncture, and other relaxation or relaxing CAM therapies theoretically should help enhance focus, concentration, and ability.

Apparently the army was interested in a prototype of the game as a means to develop calm alertness among its recruits.

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