Re: monitor refresh rates & epilepsy

Subject: Re: monitor refresh rates & epilepsy
From: Eliot Handelman (
Date: Mon Jan 17 2005 - 17:42:23 EST

miriam clinton (iriXx) wrote:

> apparently 70Hz is a bad frequency for the brain? - is this so?...

No, it's the origin of the strobe light effect. There was research in
the 50's or 60's about
the effect of various frequencies used in some neurological examination
involving strobing effects.
There's a range of freqs (~70hz, as you say) that causes some people to
hallucinate, an effect
which Wm burroughs devoted hiomself to getting high on. Since I think
music has a related orgin in the brain,
you're in an excellent position to study the possivilities of the next
groundbreaking music that evokes altered
states through specific br ain potentialities.

-- eliot

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