Teaching Self-Discovery Science

Biofeedback as a Tool for the Study of Consciousness — materials from a CD

This page provides access to two versions of materials compiled by Dr. Jean Millay in a CD. In all, eight chapters and four graphic files comprise the materials. Dr. Millay refers to the eight chapters (including introductions and appendix) as a booklet.

There are a PDF-formatted copies of the eight chapters and four graphic files. Separately, there are zipped files of the eight Microsoft Word files and the four graphic (.jpg-formatted) files. Feel free to download either or both.

There are also several papers and articles that Dr Millay has suggested might be interesting to those who are interested in her book. See this index page to additional material.

Contents: Lesson Plans and Other Information

The booklet includes reports written by Jean Millay and others she worked with. She collected them over 30 years from researchers and teachers who shared the belief that biofeedback introduced into public education could fundamentally improve the present systems of education and health care. Some papers were published in small newsletters and conference proceedings (see references).

Their stories describe the need to re-organize our basic concepts about what “teaching” is and what it might become.

The materials include suggestions for student projects in electromagnetism, descriptions of common neurofeedback instruments and articles from a number of authors on different forms of biofeedback. Dr. Millay hoped that these materials might prompt teachers to start implementing biofeedback in their own classes.

Dr. Jean Millay and Biofeedback

Jean Millay introduced biofeedback into her parapsychology classes at the Santa Rosa Community College in 1974, using two Aquarius Electronic brainwave analyzers and the phase comparator designed and manufactured by Tim Scully, Ph.D. Together they built the first Stereo Brainwave Biofeedback Light Sculpture to watch the EEG signals from both sides of the head at the same time in mondalas of color. The analyzers provided tones when the signals were in the same frequency and also when phase coherence occurred.

In 1980, she had an opportunity to try out biofeedback instruments in a 5th grade class with excellent results. Between 1980 and 1994, she created computer graphics for interactive educational courseware.

Information in these files

There are eight .doc files (contained in .zip files) to complete a 76-page booklet, which can be printed out or installed on your own web site for free downloading. These same files are also available as .pdf-formatted files.

The four .jpg files (zipped and separately available as .pdf files) must be printed on four 8½" x 11” pages in color. When the pages are taped together in the proper order, they become a one-meter long Electromagnetic Spectrum Chart, which is required for the lessons on Electromagnetism in Chapter One. The color of the chart is important for the youngest students, so they can see right away the relationships between their own frequencies and those of the Sun and Moon.

PDF-Formatted Files

The PDF file were made using the original pages as supplied by Dr Millay. Below are 8 separate text files and 4 files that make up the Electromagnetic Spectrum chart. Each of these 12 files must be down loaded separately.

ZIP-Formatted Microsoft Word and JPG Files

These files (links below) are the zipped Microsoft Word text files and images of the original pages as supplied by Dr Millay. There is one difference between each of these files and the PDF of each chapter above; the title page graphic in each PDF is not included in the Microsoft Word version of that chapter. The Microsoft Word versions are offered so that teachers can modify the material to suit their purposes.

The zipped files may need to be separately unzipped by your computer, if you computer does not do so automatically. Then the files may be opened by an appropiate version of Microsoft Word, or translator, to see the book.