Re: monitor refresh rates & epilepsy

Subject: Re: monitor refresh rates & epilepsy
From: miriam clinton (iriXx) (
Date: Mon Jan 17 2005 - 18:08:52 EST

yes... i believe a friend of mine has used low-frequency and gradually
sliding sine-tones as a form of meditation.... i certainly wouldnt try
it myself though, even before this started happening i had a gut feeling
it wouldnt be right for me (i only began to have epilepsy as an adult,
and particularly after i started composing e/a - perhaps overexposure to
LCD screens hasnt helped)...

i wish i had the money for an LCD... that would be perfect...

as for now, anything that isn't labor-intensive (ie. composing) can be
done on my ancient Vaio laptop, although it frustrates me in comparison
to my P4 2.6Ghz desktop....

electrical fields is another possibility - i leave computer and speakers
running all night, although sleeping in another room... hmm...


jan.larsson wrote:

> 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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