Sunday 10 May 2009

Brain Wave

Having just finished reading Steven Johnson's "Mind Wide Open" which describes the strange science of neurofeedback, I was intrigued to discover an app for the iPhone called Brain Wave. You select a state of mind from a list including "euphoria", "critical thinking" and "creativity boost", choose the intensity of the binaural signal and an accompanying sound from nature (or just good old fashioned pink noise) and let the pulsing soundwaves do the rest. I'm in the early phases of my research so I can't report conclusively on the effects but I'm willing to suspend my disbelief and give creativity boost a go for a few days. Watch this space.

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