Re: monitor refresh rates & epilepsy

Subject: Re: monitor refresh rates & epilepsy
From: miriam clinton (iriXx) (
Date: Mon Jan 17 2005 - 16:01:29 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.

actually, a thought there if i /did/ want to trip...

my epilepsy (as the most common forms do) resides in the temporal lobes
of the brain...
which is the area where creativity, music, art also reside (right side
of the temporal lobe)...

so yes, i would be, but i dont think i'm keen on trying right now...
interesting info though...



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