The Integrated Commerce Connection
Speculations on one psychophysiological aspect
The human brain displays four main categories of brain wave frequencies. Delta 1-3 Cycles per second characterized by deep sleep, Theta 4 -6 cps dreaming and memory, Alpha 8 -12 cps daydreaming and relaxation, watching TV, and Beta 13 - 35 and up characterized by an alert and active mental state. It has been found that these various frequencies happen in various areas of the brain simultaneously with occasional dominance by one of them. This means that the various functions of the brain can be anywhere from sound asleep to highly alert. This unintegrated state is not optimum to utilizing all one's resources to the fullest.
Various individuals and groups have developed a variety of instruments available to the public that display these various frequencies, and where they are occurring. Experimenters have found that there are states where the left and right brain are participating fully in synchrony. These states would accompany a highly competent mental capability. With these biofeedback instruments it is possible to gain conscious control of your brain frequencies and enter into whatever state that you desire at the time.
Other studies have found an effect produced by sound on the brain. This effect is called the "frequency following effect". If you put certain frequencies of sound into the ears, the brain will soon assume resonance with that sound, provided it is with range of it's capability. Another discovery was that if you put two different frequencies, one in each ear, that the brain will resonate at the difference between the two. For example if you put in 100 cps in the right ear and 120 cps in the left ear the brain will soon display a dominant brain wave frequency of 20 cps. This then causes the left and right hemispheres to synchronize at 20 cps. Producing a more effectively integrated state of mind. One could see using this process to augment one's efforts of pushing into Integrated Thinking or Neo-Think. Now if you assume that having a single dominant frequency across the brain and this is characteristic of an effective single train of thought.
Then what would you need to do to produce a state that would have multiple trains of thought thus utilizing the parallel processing capability of the brain. Speculating on this and considering what happens when you mix more than one frequency it seems like a frequency difference of 8 times would produce four peaks on each upward sine wave of the base frequency. Maybe now your mind would be induced into having four trains of thought simultaneously. What do you think about that?
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