Posted: October 5, 2015
I have always been fascinated with hacking my own neurology using various technological tricks. Bi-neural beats, stroboscopic lights, and my latest experiment here – bi-vibrotactile stimulation all make it easy to hack the brain.
So basically when sound, light and even vibrations happen at different frequencies on the right and left side of our head, we experience hallucinations. I mean, that is completely awesome! It really causes me to question not only the cognitive apparatus that theoretically organizes and processes all of the bio-physical data coming in – but my physical perception system – that is apparently related to the frequency of various inputs. If we divide and disrupt the frequencies and we give variable inputs to the right and left sensory organs, we basically disallow the brain to ‘normalize’ and ‘normally’ translate the signals. What is even more fascinating than, that is that the resonant differential in the two frequencies becomes its own stream of ‘bio-data’ that is interpreted by the mind as lines, shapes, colors and all manner of hallucination.
It means that we can design creative electronic experiences, simply by hacking our input organs with experimental frequencies – seemingly of all kinds. Of course this powerful creative electronic concept could extend beyond light, sound and vibration into the invisible electromagnetic spectrum (a thing we perceive ‘subconsciously’ if only on the biological level).
I always say I am done with the mind machines, and I always find myself thinking of new ways to hack my neurology with creative electronics – so you might see future posts with an electromagnetic version sometime in the future.
Other Mind Machine Versions
- Brain Altering Machine
- Talk: Sound and light machine