Re: monitor refresh rates & epilepsy


Subject: Re: monitor refresh rates & epilepsy
From: miriam clinton (iriXx) (iriXx@iriXx.org)
Date: Mon Jan 17 2005 - 15:59:42 EST


Eliot Handelman wrote:

> 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.

hehe... thats really quite interesting... yes, typical of William
Burroughs to experiment with it ;)...

im not sure that i'd like to try it myself though (maybe you can have
fun with that one ;)...
its been pretty nasty, i'm just at the moment searching for a screen
rate that wont set me off

do those anti-glare things that sit over screens help at all to stop the
strobing?

thanks

mC~

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