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PostPosted: March 26th, 2009, 2:32 pm
Posts: 6Location: BurbankJoined: February 23rd, 2009, 3:55 pm
Just curious if you have kept up with the research being done regarding "brain music" over the last few years, and if you have attempted such techniques yet yourself?

For those unfamiliar, Dr. Galina Mindlin of the Moscow Medical Academy was researching treatments for insomnia and some neuorlogical disorders and was recording brainwave activities in patients and using them to generate music, which was then played back for the subjects producing an immediate change in neural activity that recreated the state of the brain at the time of "capture" of the initial waves.

Others have done more research in this technique, as well as studying the effects of particular pieces of music on the brain, verifying that music is, in fact, "psychedelic" in the true sense of the word and far more powerful to human beings physically and psychologically than we had even imagined.

*Edit -- Apologies for posting this in the incorrect forum.

Last edited by Aiwaz on March 29th, 2009, 5:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: March 26th, 2009, 3:28 pm
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I believe you're referring to binaural beats.

Personally, I'm not into that, Idoser and everything else that's supposed to have direct effects on the brain. I find ambient, dark ambient and the likes to be much more soothing and calming. Sonically, binaural beats are pretty harsh, monotonous and boring, which I don't like, neural effects or not. I prefer that kind of music to lay its emphasis on the way it sounds, rather than adapting it to the brain waves it supposedly manipulates. So, ambient is well enough for me.

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PostPosted: March 26th, 2009, 3:33 pm
Posts: 6Location: BurbankJoined: February 23rd, 2009, 3:55 pm
The phenomena is quite a bit different than binaural beats:

Dr. Mindlin is only one in the field doing such work, but is among the most visible. NPR in the US did a story some time back, which goes into a bit more detail:

Don't disagree with your other observations, though.

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PostPosted: March 26th, 2009, 4:26 pm
User avatarPosts: 169Location: GAJoined: December 21st, 2006, 11:04 pm
EDIT: whoops, this is not the general discussion thread. Post moved.

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