Monday, May 28, 2007

90-Year-Old Scientist Uses Videogames To Increase Oxygen To Brain

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Old dogs may not be able to learn new tricks but one 90-year-old scientist is finding new ways to increase oxygen to the brain.

He’s Herschel Toomim, and he’s a pioneer in biofeedback.

However, these days, he’s more focused on finding ways to increase oxygen to different parts of the human brain using a device he calls the Biocomp 2010, that hooks up to a person’s head and allows them to control a videogame not with their hands, but by mentally willing oxygen to got to specific parts of the brain.

As he puts it, “There might be a race car and if you do it right, it moves, and stops when you’re doing something wrong.”

Toomim came up with the device 13 years ago after deciding he “wasn’t satisfied with the work being done in neurotherapy or biofeedback.”

In fact, he discovered the device’s oxygen-increasing aspect by accident but, after 10 years of research, it looks like it is effective at treating Attention Defecit Disorder and Alzheimers.

That sort of success might make anyone pleased to rest on their laurels, but not Toomim.

He is now looking for a wife and says that’s because, “Doing things you don’t know how to do keeps you active.”

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