Future Evolution of the Brain-Body on Earth and Space

Market Pavilion

June 8th, 2018 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Sustained space occupation will necessarily involve putting people under prolonged stresses that will challenge physical and mental resilience. There are a vast array of tools available today to alter and improve our cognitive and metabolic well-being, efficiency, and physical performance.

Sound, vibration, and light offer a dynamic method to entrain cortical brainwaves of working teams to the timing of the environment. Similar techniques are currently used by Navy Seals and others to promote collective “flow states”, improving emotional stability and resilience under prolonged high-stressful conditions.

The IRIS “Sensorium”  engage participants in an “alter-state experience” illuminating the effect of light, vibration, and sound on the human psyche. Monitoring the EEG of participants provides baseline insight into the dynamic nature of brainwaves, which govern our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Common vernacular related to altered states of consciousness do not currently exist. The panel will explore Collaborative Interactive Evolutionary theory as a possible avenue toward new vernacular.