Digital drugs?

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Digital drugs?

Post by Evilpanda » Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:14 am

I know there are binaural beats that are supposed to mimic the feeling of marijuana, cocaine, MDMA, etc. I was wondering if the binaural beats gave you the same side effects as the real drug (neurologic problems, increased heart rate, depression, etc.)

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Re: Digital drugs?

Post by Gord » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:40 pm

I don't know, but: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binaural_ ... ntal_state
...brainwaves alter in response to changes in environmental stimuli, including sound and music; and while the degree and nature of alteration is partially dependent on individual perception, such that the same stimulus may precipitate differing changes in neural oscillations and correlating electroencephalogram (EEG) readings in different subjects, the frequency of cortical neural oscillations (brainwaves), as measured by the EEG, has also been shown to synchronize with or entrain to that of an external acoustic or photic stimulus, with accompanying alterations in cognitive and emotional state. This process is called neuronal entrainment or brainwave entrainment.
Taking that with a grain of sand, I'll point out the part of "individual perception" in that claim. In other words, what works for some people may not work for others.
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Re: Digital drugs?

Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:43 pm

real drugs = direct and uniform effects

binaurial = hit and miss weak correlation
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Re: Digital drugs?

Post by Nikki Nyx » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:44 am

Evilpanda wrote:I know there are binaural beats that are supposed to mimic the feeling of marijuana, cocaine, MDMA, etc. I was wondering if the binaural beats gave you the same side effects as the real drug (neurologic problems, increased heart rate, depression, etc.)
I've tried a mind machine. It didn't do much for me except put me to sleep for a few hours. I ended up waking up because the glasses and headphones got uncomfortable. (Note: I didn't buy one. It belonged to a friend.)
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Re: Digital drugs?

Post by TJrandom » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:30 am

Nikki Nyx wrote:
Evilpanda wrote:I know there are binaural beats that are supposed to mimic the feeling of marijuana, cocaine, MDMA, etc. I was wondering if the binaural beats gave you the same side effects as the real drug (neurologic problems, increased heart rate, depression, etc.)
I've tried a mind machine. It didn't do much for me except put me to sleep for a few hours. I ended up waking up because the glasses and headphones got uncomfortable. (Note: I didn't buy one. It belonged to a friend.)
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