Entrainment of brainwaves

Bill Skaggs bill at nsma.arizona.edu
Sat Apr 20 11:08:19 EST 1996


Emery Carr <ecarr at infohwy.com> writes (not to me):

   > Maybe you don't yet fully understand the implications involved in
   > being able to entrain brainwaves.
   >
   > It means that we have a way to allow people to be able to learn
   > to enter certain states of conciousness at will.
   >
   > For example, 4hz corresponds to the threshold between Delta and
   > Theta rhythms in the brain. Using the binaural beat phenomena
   > allows us to have a way to shift somebody from waking
   > conciousness (beta) into deep sleep (Delta) or anywhere else. 

This is an error in logic.  Given that (deep sleep implies Delta in
EEG), it is not valid to infer that (Delta in EEG implies deep sleep).
In fact the first is true and the second is false, at least in a
causal sense.

	-- Bill



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