The Cerebral Waves Project
In every day life we recognize the importance of music. Music is dear to all human beings; their tastes can even reflect their social status, their belonging to a group, etc. The kind of music people listen to is usually representative of the mentality of those people in a specific era. Music is composed of audible waves (20 to 20,000 Hz). We must use some energy (electric, magnetic or mechanic) to generate waves which can be captured and become sources of energy. This applies to all types of waves: microwaves, infra-red, X-Ray, etc...
While applying these principles at the level of the cerebral waves, we can assume that an "ambiance" is composed of cerebral waves that can be captured mechanically by the cranium, then, by the mastoid cells and finally by the brain. It is this theory of work that we have verified experimentally. First, we must create a system that can generate cerebral waves. Second, we must be able to claim the effects.
Here are the five principal types of waves or vibrations observed by encephalogram: Alpha, Beta, Theta, Delta and Gamma waves. They have been known for about 50 years.
The Alpha waves range from 8 to 12 Hertz (Hz = Vibrations per second) and reflect a state of light relaxation. We often recognize their power to improve the capacity of learning and we observe them in people that have positive thoughts or are in a good self-esteem state.
The Beta waves exceed 13 Hz (<40 Hz) and constitute the normal waking state of stress or anxiety. They can be combined with other types of waves to regulate the effects at the level of consciousness. They are present when intense exchange, arguments or debates occur and when the brain is actively engaged in mental processing.
The Theta waves range from 4 to 7 Hz and are present at the time of deep relaxation or meditation. They are found in daydreams or while driving on a highway. Like meditation, they can increase, on the long-run, the level capacity of memory and focus. Ideas generated in this mode are often of the "tolerant" type.
The Delta waves range from 1 to 4 Hz. They are found in the phase of deep sleep which can improve the immune functions. They must not be present at the time of focusing activities.
The Gamma waves exceed 200 Hz and research has not yet confirmed their exact role.
Phases of the Cerebral Waves Project
The first phase of this cerebral waves project was directed towards our assumption of being able to influence the state of the consciousness (awakening, sleep) while generating cerebral waves corresponding to the state of consciousness.
The choice of the Delta waves for the first part of the project was obvious: it is relatively easy to observe the improvement of sleep. It is easier to notice that we sleep well than to realize that we are more awake. The results of a one year test on 1,000 people, confirmed our studies and work. On the 1,000 people, only 20 people did not have the expected results. Deep Sleep was the result of this experimentation.
At the same, testing was done to influence the awakening process. Knowing that we could impact on the state of consciousness, we focused more on the effects than on the number of users. We tested many parameters with the awakening waves on users. The product Focus & Positive Thinking is a result of this experimenting: it gives a soft, pleasurable feeling that constantly seems to improve morale and attitudes in general. It seems to help particularly overcoming procrastination. While the user may wish to procrastinate or put it off for the next day, listening to Focus & Positive Thinking will help motivate him/her enough to overcome (otherwise) inevitable procrastination. In addition, Focus & Positive Thinking seems to help keep drivers awake while driving on the road even though we cannot guarantee it for the moment.
Just like physiotherapy, we can affirm that constancy and repetition guarantee obvious, positive results. The more we practice, the better we become; the more we use it, the better the results.
Deep Sleep is an exercise for the brain to resume "normal" sleeping habits. Focus & Positive Thinking is also an exercise for the brain that allows you to develop a positive attitude towards daily obstacles, stimulate a clear will to move ahead and increase someone’s attention span as much as his/her level of concentration.
The digital processing that adjusts the cerebral waves can distort the music: putting the volume a little lower than normal is advisable. Even lower volume will prove efficient.
BrightWaves and Deep Sleep are products/trademarks of Midi-Plus Consultants Inc.