Thursday 4 June 2009

Targeting the Brain with Sound

scientists have begun experimenting with low-frequency, low-intensity ultrasound that can penetrate the skull and activate or silence brain cells. Researchers hope that the technology could provide an alternative to more-invasive techniques, such as deep-brain stimulation (DBS) and vagus nerve stimulation, which are used to treat a growing number of neurological disorders.

"Once people have found out what they can do with DBS and vagus nerve stimulation, we think we can unplug those devices and control activity from outside the body,"

Spectral analysis on the characteristics of 'good' tone between the classical and the jazz aesthetics finds that while classical tone attenuates the upper harmonics, the jazz players produce a tone with partials still prominent and showing no signs of attentuation far beyond the 20kHz 'limit' of 'hearing' (by which they mean their numerology of the ear-machine); these upper partials lend support to the extended harmonies in Jazz, which is to say there is a harmonic resonance that reinforces the wave power. Deep Brain Stimulation therapy. Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy.

The Vagus Nerve mentioned in the article is the primary controller of our immune/repair response system; the nerve runs from the brain down into the pancreas and valves those systems through an information flow, which is to say that medicines don't make you "get better", rather our treatments create conditions to 'talk' to our vagus nerve so's to convince it to act; as with physics (as above, so below) the exchange is one of information, not substance, so is it logically viable that other 'influencers' could also 'talk' to our natural healing systems? Music perhaps?