Shakti -


The Experimental Neuromagnetic Signal Generator

AMYGDALA-DERIVED SIGNAL
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Experimental technology - Use at your own risk.

 

This signal is based on EEG data derived from the amygdala.

The amygdala is specialized for emotions, and it supports opposite emotions on the two sides of the brain.

For most people, the one on the right supports negative emotions, most importantly fear, and the one on the left supports positive emotions.

The amygdala is a deep brain structure, and it's extensively connected to the temporal lobes.

A good starting point in using this signal is the temporal lobes on the left side.

Some people have a 'left-handed' amygdala. If you find this signal uncomfortable over the left temporal lobe, you can try it on the right.

Test your self with this signal over both sides if you feel a burst of fear or anxiety during a session.

If the left temporal lobe feels good using this signal, but you feel a bit down after the session, or sessions, you can try the left frontal lobe using this signal.

Maintaining a good balance between frontal and temporal lobe activity is important in maintaining a healthy inner state. After a couple of series of sessions over the temporal lobes using this signal, change to a frontal lobe presentation.

Applying this signal over the left temporal lobe repeatedly may cause irritability. If this happens to you, apply the hippocampal signal over the right temporal lobe.


Use with care.
When beginning to use any signal, it's a good idea to begin with shorter sessions.

When you're planning to use a signal over only one side, it's good to try it over each side to see which side feels best with that signal for you.

Hippocampal Signal (#1)

This signal is derived from the hippocampus, a limbic structure that's involved in cognition of all sorts.

You have two of them. On the right, it deals in non-verbal information processing including visualization and musical understanding.

On the left, it's more linguistic.

For most people, this signal is more pleasant when applied over the right.

A few people are 'left-handed' or 'reversed' with respect to the hippocampus. If stimulation on the right side is unpleasant, try the left.

The hippocampus is extensively connected to the frontal lobes, so the frontal lobes on the right side is a good place to begin using this signal.

If you find you are having moments where you have trouble recalling a word or name, or that you're a bit 'spaced out' at times, you should switch to another session design - one that stimulates the left side.

The hippocampal signal can be applied to the both frontal lobes, one frontal lobe, both temporal lobes, one temporal lobe.

In principle, it can be applied to the angular gyrus on the right side, though this has not been tested.

Application of this signal to the parietal lobes is not suggested.

Headaches can occur with this signal over the right side of the head. Usually, they stop after a few sessions, and respond to common headache remedies. They are more a sensation of pressure than a pain, and are not constant.


When beginning to use any signal, it's a good idea to begin with shorter sessions.

When you're planning to use a signal over only one side, it's good to try it over each side to see which side feels best with that signal for you.

Alternate Hippocampal signal.

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1) Although it's derived from the same EEG pattern (long-term potentiating) as the standard Hippocampal signal, the duration of the bursts of output are different, as well as the length of time between the bursts. Hippocampus.
2) To offer a metaphor for the difference between the standard hippocampal signal and this one, we can say that wave form has the same shape, but different proportions.
3) Like the normal hippocampal signal, there have been a range of responses to this one. Two (male) responses in particular included reports of 'being energized', and an increase in verbal/mathematical/logical skills. These reports reflect subjective experiences, and should not be considered generalizable.
Both of these reports were following regular use of the standard hippocampal signal. In one of these instances, the person was feeling quite lethargic beforehand.
One female participant, who was unable to get a truly pleasant session using the standard hippocampal signal, found that alternative one to be quite nice for her.
Others have reported effects no different from the standard hippocampal signal.
Reports have included experiencing 'dud' sessions with the standard hippocampal signal, but having experiences after changing to the alternate.

4) Right now, the reason why some people respond differently to this wave form is an open question. One explanation is that the alternative hippocampal signal selectively affects the portions of the right hippocampus which recruits supporting functions from the left hippocampus. In other words, this waveform, applied over the right side, might recruit portions the left hippocampus more readily than the normal right channel signal. This explanation is consistent with reports, but remains hypothetical.
Another explanation is that any alternate hippocampal waveform might initiate phenomenal effects following the standard one simply because the alternate waveform is a more novel pattern.
6) So far, negative effects of any kind, including 'snapack' effects, have not been reported following the use of this wave form, with the one exception of a person whose sessions were longer than suggested.
7) For the present, this waveform should be considered as more experimental than the Standard Hippocampal signal


When beginning to use any signal, it's a good idea to begin with shorter sessions.

When you're planning to use a signal over only one side, it's good to try it over each side to see which side feels best with that signal for you.