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Introduction to Brainwave System


Why it was developed


As corporate executives became more and more overloaded with information in the late 1980’s, they realized that new and more efficient techniques of learning had to be mastered.

In co-operation with executives from over 100 international corporations, the Alphalearning Institute began in 1989 a research project to determine whether brainwave frequency training could increase learning efficiency.



How it was developed


By testing and studying the brains of hundreds of high performing individuals, i.e., senior corporate, military and government managers - it was possible to discover the precise brainwave frequencies that were required to perform various mental and physical activities.

This was the first brainwave study done on "super high performing" subjects as opposed to subjects with known brain disorders or "normal" subjects.

It became clear that top performers in various areas, i.e., reading, memory, creativity, persuasion, etc. used various brainwave frequencies - AND - all the high performers had the same frequency analysis on each function.

Therefore - finally it was proven which frequencies were the best for which function.

Then it was possible to program the computer to read a brain and tune it to the "perfect" frequency. Once an individual has "learned" the appropriate frequencies he or she can use them at will whenever a particular function is needed.



How does the system work?


To learn to use the brain frequencies properly requires the use of Brainwave I; a combination of an electroencephalograph (equipment that reads brainwave output) and an optical-acoustical trainer (equipment that controls brainwave input).

It has long been known that stimulation of the brain with light and sound waves causes the brain to approximate the same frequency.

Light and sound have been used for many thousands of years to influence the state of mind and emotions of mankind. The early versions (65,000 years ago) were dancers around fires creating the first "strobe light" effects. In the early 1970’s the first electronic programmable light and sound machines were developed to enhance music appreciation and meditative experiences.

Also, in the early ‘70’s techniques of brain control and intelligence enhancement using visualization and creative thinking proved that IQ increases were possible.

The problem for the 20 years from 1970 - 1990 was that exercise for 40 - 60 minutes a day was required to achieve a measurable effect on the brain - and, it had to be continued forever to maintain the effect - just like normal physical exercise to maintain aerobic standard conditioning requires 40 - 60 minutes a day.

Most people today will not invest that time in either their mind or body.

The second problem was that the light and sound equipment while it could easily change the brain’s frequencies and, therefore, control the thought and physical processes of the body, it did not have a lasting effect. Lights off - effect off.

The solution proved to be a custom program for each individual persons brain. And - as each persons brain changes due to external factors - stress, accidents, meditation and exercise - the custom programs must change with the brain to ensure a continual perfect fit.

Much like having a custom tailored suit that is capable of (1) adjusting itself to the individual body weight as it goes up and down and (2) gently guiding the body back to the ideal weight.

The brain will then accept the new information and retain it for future use.

The final result - lights off - effect permanent!

The steps in the process are:

1. An EEG is recorded by attaching 4 small wires to the head with easily removable disposable tabs to view the brain’s activity on the computer screen. This recording is then evaluated to determine the weak and strong areas of the brain.

2. Lights and earphones are used to input certain frequencies to synchronize the 4 main sections of the brain. The precise program used is based on the results of the first EEG.

3. Biofeedback exercises are performed allowing the user to hear and see their own brainwave frequencies and their left-right balance. The brain is attracted to the sounds and images of perfect balance and, therefore, balances and tunes itself.

4. A second EEG is recorded for comparison to the first EEG to measure the effect and results of the training session. This EEG is used to determine the next session setting for the light and sound training frequencies.

The above sequence requires approximately 30 minutes.

Recommended use can vary from daily to monthly depending on the individual application. Severe brain damage can utilize 2 - 4 sessions daily in the early months, then decreasing to daily.

Athletic professionals - of either the mind or body might also follow the above schedules.

Pure intelligence enhancement and mental/physical balance training for most people would only require the full training sequence monthly and the light and sound sequence (10 minutes) one to three times per week.



What does the EEG test?


To properly evaluate the brain functions, perform the synchronization, validate the results and provide an analysis and recommendations for the future requires the following procedure:

EEG (4 minutes) recording the brains performance both by frequency and amplitude on both the left and right while performing the following 6 functions.

1. Listen to new information
2. Relax – meditate
3. Read
4. Memorize
5. Recall
6. Decisions

Therefore, in only 4 minutes, 6 functions have been checked on both sides, left and right, = 12 data points x frequency and amplitude = 24 ways of evaluating the EEG and comparing it to the 30,000 on file in the master data base.

 
 
 
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