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Brainwaves & Qigong

Paras Kaul is a brainwave researcher and Qigong practitioner who explores the use of brainwave applications and demonstrates brainwave morphing, a technique she coined that combines multimedia and brainwave interactive technology for learning and rehabilitation. Paras has held professional internships at Paramount Studios in Hollywood and Real Time Design in Chicago. As a production assistant at Digital Effects, Inc. in NY, she handled post production operations for digital animation.

In Mississippi, as an assistant professor in a Graduate Program for Electronic Visualization, she founded a professional chapter of the Special Interest Group for Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. Paras also has 10 years as director of web communications at George Mason University where she was also a member of the Senior Management Team and held membership positions in policy-making and strategic planning committees for Information Technology.

She has been interviewed for Studio 360, With Good Reason Public Radio, GMU-TV and Masonʼs English Matters. Paras has published peer-reviewed articles on brainwave learning and gaming, and has been an invited speaker to France, Australia, and the UK. Currently, Paras is a member of the Healing Arts Ensemble in the Music and Well-Being Program at George Mason University and a Board Member for Peaceable Dragon, a consortium of educators in the Healing Arts. She is also the Media Relations Coordinator on the Board of Directors for DC SIGGRAPH and a Board Member for the Hillsdale Homeowners Association. Periodically, she gives presentations on Brain to Computer Interfaces (BCI) and Brain Wave Wellness at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA.

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