Re: monitor refresh rates & epilepsy

Subject: Re: monitor refresh rates & epilepsy
From: jan.larsson (
Date: Mon Jan 17 2005 - 16:31:35 EST

If I remember this now the Burroughs/Gysin Dream Machine had a
frequency between 8-12Hz (intended to correspond to the alpha waves of
the brain).

I think you can find DIY instructions on the net, but it is *not*
receommended for anyone having epilepsy or similar problems.

As for a suitable computer display - perhaps a LCD-screen with long
decay time?

/Jan L.

2005-01-17 kl. 23.42 skrev Eliot Handelman:

> 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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