[Neuro] Eyes-open EEG stimulation via the ear canals

harold olmstead haroldolmstead at gmail.com
Wed Oct 10 21:45:27 UTC 2012

On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 4:53 PM, harold olmstead
<haroldolmstead at gmail.com>wrote:

> Gregory, Prompted by your post yesterday. I have among other L/S devices
> this light and sound machine from Photosonix. [ http://www.photosonix.com] This morning I made up a set of LED's as a light source to use in the ear
> canals as well as the light and sound provided by the device in it's stock
> form. Initial subjective experience is that this addition intensified the
> experience. I also tried it with only audio and the aural light stimulation
> (no glasses). That too was subjectively more intense. Am looking forward to
> playing with this combination. harold
> On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 4:01 PM, Gregory Perry <Gregory.Perry at govirtual.tv
> > wrote:
>> I have experimented with both conventional photic stimulation (LED
>> glasses, eyes closed), and binaural beats while monitoring EEG responses
>> with scalp electrodes.  The strongest results were with both the LED
>> glasses and in-ear receptacles used at the same time.
>> I have not been able to combine the in-ear light sources with binaural
>> beats yet however, as the current prototypes do not include any audio
>> receivers in the ear receptacles.
>> I think the most immersive method from a brainwave driving perspective
>> would be LED glasses, in-ear light sources, and binaural beats hence the
>> inclusion of studio-quality earphones with the next generation design
>> listed on the Indiegogo project page.  Binaural beats alone are not as
>> effective as photic stimulation methods, but using all three methods
>> together might lead to the most powerful method of brainwave driving to
>> date.
>> This will be possible with the BeagleBone Cape model of the project,
>> which will have nine PWM outputs to drive all six in-ear light channels
>> plus three additional PWM channels for use with a conventional set of LED
>> goggles.
>> ________________________________________
>> From: Andreas Stadler [rain at meta-mind.de]
>> Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 3:53 PM
>> To: Gregory Perry
>> Cc: neuro at lists.noisebridge.net
>> Subject: Re: [Neuro] Eyes-open EEG stimulation via the ear canals
>> like the idea !!
>> and would like the observed effect to be more widely usable.
>> feedback and criticism is potentially useful
>> to pinpoint a model for the observed effect.
>> - - -
>> you mentioned that at some point,
>> you used strobe-light and binaural-beats entrainment,
>> while trying the new photonic light stimulation method.
>> maybe the brain neural network has associated the brainwave activity
>> pattern,
>> stimulated by strobe, binaural, and placebo/meditation,
>> with the warm subtle feeling induced by the led in the ear-canal ?!?
>> Gru:Cce
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