Allen L. Barker wrote:
> Dirk Bruere at Neopax wrote:
>>> Kalman Rubinson wrote:
>>>>> Just to add: There's an obligatory synapse in the inferior colliculus
>>> between the brainstem nuclei and the medial geniculate.
>> My main interest in this concerns subliminal technologies, brainwave
>> entrainment, binaural tone stuff etc.
>>>> Seems that feeding different images into different eyes might be a lot
>> more productive that an equivalent for the ears.
>>> Why do you conclude this? Why should the separation into
> different hemispheres make a real difference? A common sort of
Because they can be addressed separately and fed separate messages?
> subliminal/entrainment method encodes the actual signal (whether
> auditory-frequency or ELF "mood") as the beat-pattern between two
> slightly different tones. The two tones are then fed to different
> ears, and the claim is that they later get recombined in the brain
> in a way which consciously or unconsciously influences the person.
> Whatever the efficacy of such systems -- there is little reputable,
> published research in the area -- such methods would not
> necessarily require that the separation be across the two
> hemispheres. The signals *are* getting combined; the only question
> is whether the beat-encoded information has a real effect.
>> Whether or not it works, and to whatever extent, there are certain
> pits of snakes which one should avoid. The Monroe Institute (near
> Charlottesville and the NGIC Army Intelligence Lab) holds some
> patents for such methods and makes various claims. This is *not* an
> endorsement of any sort.
>> The Monroe Institute
"The trademarked term Hemi-Sync signifies a patented combination of multiplexed
audio binaural beats and pink sound (or music) designed to alter arousal levels.
Hemi-Sync sounds are combined with verbal suggestion, relaxation exercises, and
guided imagery, all carefully crafted to engender desired experiences in focused
states of consciousness. "
It sounds rather vague from what I can see on the site and appears to be an
attempt to corner the residential course market by blending standard subliminal
tech with progressive relaxation hypnotic induction.
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