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  1. #1 Is it possible for a device to emit brainwave frequencies? 
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    K so you have the human brain which is always in different mind states such as Beta, Alpha etc which are all measured in hz but is it possible for a device or something to emit hz frequencies that will actually bring a brain to that cycle? for example if something gave out a 7hz frequency (Theta) would the conscious mind fall into that 7hz mind state after a while? can it be possible for brainwave frequencies to actually me emitted and work on a brain is what I am asking. Thx.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald_Patterson
    K so you have the human brain which is always in different mind states such as Beta, Alpha etc which are all measured in hz but is it possible for a device or something to emit hz frequencies that will actually bring a brain to that cycle? for example if something gave out a 7hz frequency (Theta) would the conscious mind fall into that 7hz mind state after a while? can it be possible for brainwave frequencies to actually me emitted and work on a brain is what I am asking. Thx.
    One could use electric or magnetic stimulation to alter brain activity. I don't think we're at the level of precision yet to do so with the specificity you request.
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    Not exactly what you're looking (hoping) for, but this may still be of some interest:

    'Molecular neuroscience: Can humans sense magnetic fields?

    Animals make proteins called cryptochromes that, in creatures such as migratory birds, are thought to enable sensing of Earth's magnetic field for navigation. Now researchers show that human cryptochrome may be sensitive to magnetic fields.

    Steven Reppert at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester and his colleagues replaced the cryptochrome gene of the fruitfly Drosophila with a human version. They then placed the fruitflies in a two-armed maze in which one arm was magnetized, and compared the number of flies in each arm as a measure of their ability to sense the magnetic field.

    Drosophila bearing the human cryptochrome gene responded to the magnetic field in the same way as normal flies, by avoiding the field, and the response required blue light. The authors suggest that the protein can, at least at the molecular level, function as a magnetosensor.'

    This week's Nature :P
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    It's something called Brainwave entrainment.
    It's nothing special, and the effect isn't that effective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NathanielZhu
    It's something called Brainwave entrainment.
    It's nothing special, and the effect isn't that effective.
    See how it is between insects though.
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