The brand new edition of "Mind States: An Introduction to Light & Sound Technology" (published October, 2005) will provide you with a solid understanding of how to use your light and sound (and sound only) instrument safely and effectively, what you should expect from light and sound frequency stimulation and how you can maximize your session experiences.
What Is A Light & Sound Instrument?
A light and sound instrument is a mind entrainment tool. The method by which this entrainment occurs is known as the Frequency Following Response (FFR). Through the use of audio (headphones) and visual (eye frames with LEDs) stimulation, listeners are gently guided into specific states of mind. Each audio beat and light pulse is a specific frequency. Our minds "think" in terms of frequency. Brainwaves change frequencies based on neural activity within the brain, be it by hearing, touch, smell, vision and/or taste. These senses respond to activity from the environment and transmits that information to the brain via electrical signals. Hearing and vision are considered the favorable senses for affecting brainwaves safely. By presenting these beats and pulses to the brain, within a few minutes, the brain begins to mimic or follow the same frequencies as the stimuli (the beats and pulses). This process is referred to as entrainment. In essence, these instruments speak to the mind in it's own language - the language of frequency. - Taken from: "Mind States: An Introduction to Light & Sound" the 2nd Edition by Michael Landgraf
Complete index of "Mind States: An Introduction to Light & Sound" the 2nd Edition by Michael Landgraf
I. Introducing Light & Sound Technology:
A. What is a light and sound instrument?
B. How are frequencies associated with brainwaves?
C. Are light and sound instruments for everyone?
II. Accessing Brain States with Light & Sound Instruments:
A. Benefiting from light and sound technology
B. Peak performing in beta
C. Why achieve alpha?
D. Discoveries await you in theta
E. The significance of delta
III. How to choose a Light & Sound Instrument:
A. What type of system do you need?
B. Lightframes and headphones: what to look for
C. Different types of stimulation:
1. Audio frequency stimulation
2. Pulsed light stimulation
3. Tactile (vibration) stimulation
IV. How to use your Light & Sound Instrument:
A. How to "Quick Start" your light and sound instrument
B. Helpful hints
C. Adding music or spoken word to your light and sound sessions
D. Understanding what built-in and downloadable sessions are
E. Designing your own sessions
V. Beginning Your Journey:
A. The 30 Day learning/ relaxation light and sound program
B. Your daily journal for describing personal session experiences
VI. Closing Thoughts
VII. References & Suggested Reading List
The new edition of "Mind States: An Introduction to Light & Sound Technology" will tell you everything you need to know to get started in light and sound and where to go to learn more. Have confidence in maximizing your light and sound experience - read the new edition of "Mind States" today!
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