Enriched environment specialists required
x at asylum.sf.ca.us
Wed Mar 1 13:37:08 EST 1995
I am writing a critical book on so-called "mind machines" - devices that
employ flashing lights and pulsed sound in order to make one smarter. Now, I
suspect most of this is drivel, but I was surprised to see Marian Diamond referenced
in a pop-science pulp mass market new age paperback entitled "Megabrain Power"
by Michael Hutchison. The author first mentions her work on enriched
environments and then jumps to the conclusion that biofeedback training
and the use of these "mind machines" - could somehow constitute an
enriched environment. Personally, I don't see how photic stimulation or
pulsed sound (and "binaural beats") could constitute an enriched sensory
environment. What do you have in mind when you speak about super-enriched
environments for human beings?
I would suspect that this might entail reading well and widely, perhaps
trying a variety of foods, taking in fine music, fine art, different
motor activities, and so forth. I would appreciate whatever comments you
might be able to make about this. I would also appreciate references for
articles/publications that detail what would constitute enriched environments
for human beings. Please respond via _private_ e-mail.
By the way, is Gerald Oster still living? If so, where can I contact
Further, who are our shining stars today in learning/memory research?
I would like to dispel any accelerated learning mythology going around
that has no solid research behind it.
Dana M. Nibby
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