The University of the First Age in
Birmingham is the showcase for the UFA nationally. Since March 2003
they have utilised an IBVA system to assist with their learning through
teaching about the brain programme.
The UFA's 'brain room' in Birmingham UK is where classes of school children
and now local families spend time learning interesting facts through
games and interaction about the human brain.
Most classes now begin the day with a session of
"Brain Gym" exercises to improve
'cross-cerebral' dexterity. When equipped with a stereo IBVA system
a teacher can enlighten curious minds as demonstrated byBrian
Mcinally at the UFA. He explained that students with
ADD have shown improvement with neurofeedback sessions using games and
music generated by the IBVA to captivate and reward sustained brainwave
states. (With the training CD several games are included to show improve
brain-power without any technical data).
With the IBVA the class leader is able to show children some fundamental
brainy facts with this interactive approach. Eg. how their brain has
a dominant side, how they can change their brainwaves and shift their
perceived pattern of learning. It certainly makes the classroom more
interesting, with everyone able to see the enlarged screen being data
projected, to watch their brain controlling a flying ufo or stars in
At the Dana centre Luciana showed an audience how brainwaves change during multitasking experiments for an interactive learning evening in March 2010.