What does the magnet do?

The Mind Orbit contains a 0.28 cubic inch Neodymium magnet that rhythmically alters the direction and strength of the Earth's natural background field.

As shown in the video clip at left, the magnetic field rotates at close range, causing the compass to turn in circles. At arm's length distance, the compass points north, and movement is reduced to a small rocking motion.

For best results, the device should be held at an intermediate position about 1 to 2 feet from the head.

This finite element animation shows how the Mind Orbit interacts with the Earth's magnetic field.