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Copyright 2010 The New York Times Company Privacy Policy NYTimes.com 620 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10018 DECEMBER 29, 2009, 2:47 PM Mind Control, for Fun Update: The Mindflex uses electroencephelograph (E.E.G.) technology. An earlier version of the post stated that it used Galvanic Skin Response technology. One of the most talked about toys this holiday season is the Mindflex game ($80) from Mattel. But what is it, and how does it work? Mattel’s Mindflex game. After you round up seven batteries (four C’s in the base, plus three AAA’s in the headset), you attach soft alligator clips to your ear lobes and slip a headband over your forehead. Now that your head is wired, the toy’s microprocessor can start detecting your electrical resistance, using electroencephelograph (E.E.G.) technology that is often used in lie detectors. Your electrical powers, which exist in any living person, also drive your iPhone screen and computer touch pad.
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