r. James V. Hardt serves as the President and founder of Biocybernaut Institute, Inc. He holds a B.S. in Physics from Carnegie Institute of Technology, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Psychology from Carnegie-Mellon University and he has done post-doctoral training in Psychophysiology at the University of California at San Francisco.
Dr. Hardt has authored or co-authored more than 60 papers and professional presentations. He has authored, co-authored or has pending over 30 patents for the core technology, headset, training methodology and brain centered portion of virtual reality applications. He has dedicated his life in the research and development surrounding brain wave training.
Dr. Hardt was mentored by Dr. Joe Kamiya, the scientist who first discovered the application of brain wave feedback in 1962. Dr. Hardt has earned a national reputation as a preeminent research scientist for his over 30 years of work in biofeedback.
Dr. Hardt’s research has been supported by private and Federal grants and contributions from prestigious organizations such as the Fetzer Foundation. He regularly presents at numerous, prestigious national and international meetings and has published in leading scholarly journals such as Science, Psychophysiology, and Journal of Experimental Psychology.
For over 30 years Dr. Hardt has been studying the electrophysiological basis of spiritual states. He has traveled to India to study advanced Yogis, has studied Zen meditators and Zen masters, and explored Christian prayer and contemplation. He has developed a technology based on electroencephalographic (EEG) measurement and feedback, combined, in a highly optimized methodology, with computerized measures of subjective states, depth interviews, and extensive coaching in forgiveness and non-attachment.
This technology has demonstrated significant effectiveness in healing and transforming core dimensions of personality, reducing stress and anxiety, reversing key aspects of the brain’s aging process, increasing creativity by 50% and boosting IQ by nearly 12 points on average, enhancing peak performance, facilitating conflict resolution, and in expanding spiritual awareness and increasing access to advanced spiritual states.