BioExplorer Tech Support


BioExplorer software program receives, processes, and displays data from a biofeedback Device. BioExplorer uses the current Design to tell it how to process and display that data from the device. Learn about using BioExplorer with Help Topics and Tutorials. Click on “Help” from the main menu bar and select the desired item (e.g. BioExplorer Help Topics). See the Help Topics and Tutorials in PDF format.

A Design is made up of a Signal Diagram, which specifies how the data is processed, and a set of Instruments, which are used to display the results of that processing. Find out about each instrument:  Right-click on the instrument and select “Help.”

You run a biofeedback Session with BioExplorer by connecting a Device, opening a Design, and pressing the Play button. BioExplorer will process and display the data received from the Device. You can record a Session, or open a previously recorded Session for playback and analysis.


Download the latest version of BioExplorer.
Follow this link to download the latest version: Look at the color of your dongle to see what color it is. If it is green, select the version for Green license dongle; if it is blue/purple, select the version for Blue/Purple (HASP) license dongle. If you cannot determine what color your dongle is, send Brain-Trainer support an image of your dongle and we can tell you.

Find your version of BioExplorer.
Open BioExplorer. Select Help | About BioExplorer (Below shows a user with version v1.7.0.661)

Watch our BioExplorer videos

Download the BioExplorer setup file

Install BioExplorer – run the setup file

Uninstall BioExplorer

Open the BioExplorer program

Resize the BioExplorer application window

Resize the BioExplorer window to see the Wiz window behind

Setting program preferences

Understanding the windows and how to use them in BioExplorer

Title bar | Understanding the interface

Menu bar | Understanding the interface

Session controls | Understanding the interface

Status bar | Understanding the interface

Session timer | Understanding the interface

Session time sound | Understanding the interface

Add a device (amplifier) from BioExplorer’s Device Manager

Remove a device (amplifier) from BioExplorer’s Device Manager

Find the COM port assigned to your device

Assign or change the COM port assigned to your device

How to open a design (protocol screen)

Detach a window from the main application

Attach a window to the main application

View or hide captions (instrument descriptions)

Changing the source of the signal | Help if the design will not play

Browse for files to load & Loading audio files as example

Easy access to filters | View details & Adjust frequency ranges

Adjust the SMR frequency band to optimize the training frequency

Remove the auto-set threshold feature in designs (Advanced user)

Delete in instrument from an instrument window (Advanced user)

Switch an instrument to the other window

Change the scale of a trend graph

Optima+ 4 USB settings

Open BioExplorer in compatibility mode (part 1)

Open BioExplorer in compatibility mode (part 2)

Open BioExplorer in compatibility mode(part 3)

Package Overview | Brain-Trainer Designs

Design options | Brain-Trainer Designs

Multiband Coherence | Brain-Trainer Designs

Stop the clicking sound |Feedback management

Load the click sound |Feedback management

Midi sound missing |Feedback management

Using Video feedback |Feedback management

How to load a flash file into the flash player |Feedback management

Opening the LIFE design (if you have purchased it) |Feedback management

How to use the LIFE game |Feedback management

Feedback management | How to run a LIFE session

Choose a design for FLASH game feedback | Feedback management

How to use Particle Editor (if you have purchased it) |Feedback management

Feedback management | How to use Inner Tube (if you have purchased it)

How to use BxShadow (if you have purchased it) |Feedback management

BxShadow features |Feedback management


How to use the DAM game for EEG |Feedback management

How to use NeuroPuzzles (if you have purchased it) |Feedback management

BioReview Reports

Update Q-wiz firmware

Q-wiz testing

Session graphing


If you want to understand more about what the settings mean in BioExplorer Preferences, please read below.

Reload last design at startup. Every time you open BioExplorer, the design you last used will open so you will not have to browse to it. This can be convenient if you are training with a specific design regularly.

Get Timer Settings from Design. This sets the session length according to what is specified in the design. We recommend you keep this checked. Be sure to check it for assessments so the recording will pause after each minute. You can uncheck this if you do not want the session to stop automatically.

Record on Play. When this is selected, every time you click the green Capture/Play button the session will be recorded. If it is not checked, you will click the red Record button when ready to record and you will name and save your session. Left unchecked, this gives time to examine the signal before recording and without the filename prompt open. If checked, it can help you remember to record. If you choose not to record a session when it opens, click Cancel. We only recommend saving assessment files or session files you want to review or send to your trainer/supervisor.

Play Immediately. If this is checked, your data flow will start immediately upon clicking Capture, only if Record on Play is selected. If you uncheck it, the data flow will not start until you have named your file. This is not active if you have not selected Record on Play.

Prompt for Session Info when Recording. This opens a separate window for entering client name and session notes. This seems like a nice feature except that in order to access these notes and see what was written you have to play back the .bxs session recording and select Session | Info.

session info

Auto Generate Session Filename. This will create a filename for every recording using the date and time. There are a few reasons we do not use this:

  1. Sessions are automatically saved in the folder shown in the Save session files here field so it requires that you open Preferences and change the location for each client before starting.
  2. If you forget, you have to go to the folder and move the file from here to the correct client folder. We prefer to select the folder location at the time of recording.
  3. The name is rather lengthy and we recommend naming your own recordings.

Feedback Options

Links to purchase or download software and videos for feedback.

Brightness/Volume feedback

BioExplorer’s built-in Video and DVD players have brightness and volume as feedback options. With Windows 10 some users are not able to use DVDs and there are streaming options that can be used with the addition of a free-standing software.

BxShadow for BioExplorer

This free-standing application uses brightness and volume control for DVDs, streaming video and other screen applications by interfacing with BioExplorer. No need to use BioExplorer’s DVD player!  For Windows machines or Mac with Boot Camp. Does not work with Mac Parallels.

Purchase BxShadow

BxShadow User Guide

Internet Arcade – Free streaming arcade games for BxShadow


Games are an optional type of feedback. Flash games for BioExplorer are loaded into the flash player of a design – but only designs that have a flash player object programmed into them. Such designs have “Games” in the name to indicate this. Somatic Vision games are opened in addition to BioExplorer and change the look and sound according to training success. Somatic Vision games do not require flash.

Since 2021 Flash is being removed from local computers. In order to use Flash as an option, please try this guide or you can purchase a flash fix from Bio-Medical Instruments.

BioPLAY Games – Arcade-style flash games for BioExplorer

Flash player games that can be integrated into any BioExplorer design with any modality, and are compatible with BioGraph Infiniti 5.0 and up and Brainmaster 2.5 SE and up.

BioPLAY Games – Pete’s discussion

BioPLAY Games List

Somatic Vision – Interactive game environments

Dual Drive Xtreme (racing speed, difficulty), Inner Tube (ship speed, fog and more), Particle Editor (particle effect, music)

Somatic Vision Games- Pete’s discussion


Videos are an optional type of feedback that can be opened inside BioExplorer’s designs – but only designs that have a video player object programmed into them. Such designs have “Video” in the name to indicate this. Animation videos come with Brain-Trainer packages or can be bought separately. They need to be loaded into the video player. Free videos can be downloaded from online.

Free Fractal animations – Eric Bigas HOW TO

Free Fractal animations – The Ultimate Fractal Video Project

Free Fractal recursions

Kaleidoscope & 3D Landscape animation videos – George Martin, NorthStar Neurofeedback

If BioExplorer fails to launch, please see our troubleshooting page or contact Larry at CyberEvolution.

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