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How do Sound Frequencies Affect the Brain? October 2, 2006

Posted by healthyself in Beneficial frequencies, Biological Activity, Biological Effects, Blogroll, Cell phone safety, Communication, Consciousness, earphones, Electrical Components, Electrical Pulses, Electromagnetic Field, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Electromagnetic waves, Entrainment, Frequencies, Harmonics, Healing, Health related, Hearing, Imbalances, Integrative Medicine, Interdisciplinary, Learning, LF, Oscillate, Penetration, Pulsed Radiation, Pulses, Research Needed, Resonance, Sound, Tone, transmission, Vibration.
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“First discovered by biophysicist Gerald Oster at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, brain wave audio technology sends pure, precisely tuned sound waves of different frequencies to your brain via stereo headphones. In his EEG research, Oster discovered that when different vibrations, or sound frequencies are delivered to the brain separately through each ear (as with stereo headphones), the two hemispheres of the brain function together to “hear” not the external sound signals, but a third phantom signal. This signal is called a binaural beat and it pulses at the exact mathematical difference between the two actual tones.”

“So, for example, if, simultaneously, a signal of 100 cycles per second entered your left ear and a signal of 109 cycles per second entered your right ear, what you would actually perceive you heard would be a rhythmic, soothing pulsation, beating at 9 cycles per second. Research results show that first parts of the brain and, eventually, large areas of the brain begin to resonate sympathetically with this “phantom” binaural beat in what is known as the Frequency Following Response.”

Brain firing

“Subsequent research determined that binaural beat frequencies could drive or guide brain activity into a wide variety of specific brain states. Thus, effortlessly and naturally, your brain activity slides into rhythm with this binaural beat, becoming organized and coherent. Within minutes, the sound frequencies start to balance the left and right hemispheres of your brain – creating a remarkable state called hemispheric synchronization and driving the electrical activity of your brain into powerful states, normally unattainable.”

“Scientists have noted that this rare phenomenon was accompanied by flashes of creative insight, euphoria, intensely focused concentration, deep calm, and enhanced learning abilities….Recent scientific research indicates that individual brain states, ranging from sleep to creativity, are marked by combinations of different brain wave frequencies.”

http://www.brainsync.com/about.asp

Cell Phone Use on the Road Increasing–What’s the Hurry? September 27, 2006

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The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) came out with an interesting report earlier in the year which addressed the increasing usage of cell phones in cars. The report states that driver cell phone usage increased in 2005, with 6% of drivers on hand-held phones in 2005 nationwide, compared to 5% in 2004.


The 2005 rate translates into 974,000 vehicles on the road at any given daylight moment being driven by someone on a hand-held phone. It also translates into an estimated 10% of vehicles in the typical daylight moment whose driver is using some type of phone, whether hand-held or hands-free.

The 2005 survey also reported:

• Hand-held cell phone use increased in a number of driver categories, including female drivers (from 6% in 2004 to 8% in 2005), and drivers age 16-24 (8% 2004 to 10% in 2005).

• The incidence of drivers speaking with headsets on while driving also increased in 2005, from 0.4% of drivers in 2004 to 0.7% in 2005.

http://blog.insweb.com/2006/09/driver_cell_phone_usage_on_the.html

A significant point to consider is that one of the most dangerous places to use a cell phone (aside from traffic accidents and road rage) is in the car, because of the surrounding metal–the electromagnetic waves just bounce around and through you, unless there is a special external antenna installe so there is some means of release.

What is a Ring Back Tone? September 24, 2006

Posted by healthyself in 40 Hz, 440 Hz, 480 Hz, Blogroll, Cell phone safety, Cell Phones, Definitions, Electromagnetic pollution, Electromagnetic waves, Electrosensitivity, Electrosmog, Environment, Frequencies, Hearing, Lifestyle, Mobile Music, mobile telephones, Music, Pulsed Radiation, Sound, Telephony, Tone, Waves.
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“A ringback tone, or audible ringing tone or ringback signal, is the audible ringing that is heard on the telephone line by the calling party after dialing and prior to the call being answered at the distant end. The ringback tone is different in various countries depending on the requirements for the ringback specification in those countries. … the standard ringback signal is generated by summing a 440Hz tone with a 480Hz tone and applying these to the telephone line in a 2 second on and 4 second off cadence. The tone combination produces a warbling “ring… ring…” sound, caused by the 40Hz beat between the two. Most other countries use a single tone, …The ringback signal may be generated by the called-party servicing switch or by the calling-party switch, but it is not generated by the called telephone instrument. It is generally started and stopped at the same rate as the ringing signal itself but perhaps out of phase.”

In recent years, “personalized ringback” tone has become globally popular. With this feature, callers will hear an audio selection applied to the telephone line that has been previously determined by the called party. Audio selections can include music, messages, and special effects. Equipment is installed in the telephone network to enable replacement of the standard ringback tone with a personalized audio selection. ..Various companies supply personalized ringback equipment for mobile phone and landline telephone companies….The use of such nonstandard telephony signals can cause problems with automatic dialing equipment such as faxes and modems, however lines intended to receive such data telephone calls normally have the proper ringback tone. In addition, a caller may define specific users to whom the personalized content will be played. Other callers will hear the “traditional” ringback tone.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringback_tone

What is Tone? September 22, 2006

Posted by healthyself in 1000 Hz, 320 Hz, 440 Hz, 880 Hz, Blogroll, Cell phone safety, Cell Phones, Ear, Electromagnetic Field, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Electromagnetic waves, Frequencies, Harmonics, Hearing, Noise, Pitch, Sound, Spectrum, Tone, Waves.
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Tone (music and acoustics)

Physically, a sound that is composed of discrete frequency (or sine-wave) components; psychologically, an auditory sensation that is characterized foremost by its pitch or pitches.

The physical definition distinguishes a tone from a noise, wherein the components form a continuum of frequencies. Tones may be pure, consisting of a single frequency, or they may be complex. Complex tones, in turn, may be periodic or not periodic. Periodic complex tones repeat themselves at rapid regular intervals. They have frequency components that are harmonics—discrete frequencies that are integer multiples of a fundamental frequency. For example, the tone of an oboe consists of a fundamental frequency of 440 hertz, a second harmonic component with a frequency of 880 Hz, a third harmonic at 1320 Hz, and so on. In general, musical instruments that generate continuous sounds—the bowed strings, the brasses, and the woodwinds—create such periodic tones. Tones that are not periodic (aperiodic) have frequency components that do not fit a harmonic series. Percussive instruments such as kettledrums and bells make such aperiodic tones.

Pitch is a sensation of highness or lowness that is the basic element of melody. Periodic complex tones tend to have a single pitch, which listeners will match by a pure tone having a frequency equal to the fundamental frequency of the periodic complex tone. Aperiodic complex tones tend to have multiple pitches. A second psychological attribute of complex tones is tone color or timbre. Tone color is often represented by descriptive adjectives. The adjectives may be linked to the physical spectrum. Thus, a tone with strong harmonics above 1000 Hz may be called “bright.” A tone with no harmonics at all above 1000 Hz may be called “dull” or “stuffy.”

tone (tōn) pronunciation
n.

  1. Music.
    1. A sound of distinct pitch, quality, and duration; a note.
    2. The interval of a major second in the diatonic scale; a whole step.
    3. A recitational melody in a Gregorian chant.
    1. The quality or character of sound.
    2. The characteristic quality or timbre of a particular instrument or voice.
    1. The pitch of a word used to determine its meaning or to distinguish differences in meaning.
    2. The particular or relative pitch of a word, phrase, or sentence.
  2. Manner of expression in speech or writing: took an angry tone with the reporters.
  3. A general quality, effect, or atmosphere: a room with an elegant tone.
    1. A color or shade of color: light tones of blue.
    2. Quality of color: The green wallpaper had a particularly somber tone.
  4. The general effect in painting of light, color, and shade.
  5. Physiology.
    1. The normal state of elastic tension or partial contraction in resting muscles.
    2. Normal firmness of a tissue or an organ.

v., toned, ton·ing, tones. v.tr.

  1. To give a particular tone or inflection to.
  2. To soften or change the color of (a painting or photographic negative, for example).
  3. To sound monotonously; intone.
  4. To make firmer or stronger. Often used with up: exercises that tone up the body.

v.intr.

  1. To assume a particular color quality.
  2. To harmonize in color.

phrasal verb:tone down

  1. To make less vivid, harsh, or violent; moderate.

[Middle English ton, from Old French, from Latin tonus, from Greek tonos, string, a stretching.]

http://www.answers.com/topic/tone

What is Pitch, Loudness and Quality of Sound? September 22, 2006

Posted by healthyself in Blogroll, Cell phone safety, Cell Phones, Definitions, Ear, Electromagnetic Field, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Electromagnetic waves, Electrosensitivity, Energy, Exposure, Frequencies, Harmonics, Hearing, Pitch, Sound, Tone, Waves.
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Pitch

This is how high or low a sound seems. A bird makes a high pitch. A lion makes a low pitch.


Pitch and loudness are two ways that sounds are different. Another way is in quality. Some sounds are pleasant and some are a noise.Compare the two waves on the right.A pleasant sound has a regular wave pattern. The pattern is repeated over and over. But the waves of noise are irregular. They do not have a repeated pattern.

http://www.fi.edu/fellows/fellow2/apr99/soundvib.html

Microwave Hearing–Buzzing September 21, 2006

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at least one nonthermal effect occurs immediately, persists during irradiation, and stops when the irradiation is ended: Microwave hearing. This is known to occur for RF in the 400 MHz to 10 GHz range, and it may be reported for exposures below current ICNIRP or other established (but thermal) limits.

The sensation is similar to tinnitus, and some exposed persons may actually think it is tinnitus and perhaps seek treatment for tinnitus. The sensation is a hissing, buzzing, or sizzling sound, sometimes with superposed irregular “popping” sounds. It may be barely recognizable or almost deafeningly loud.

http://www.buergerwelle.com/body_emf-omega-news_4-03-04.html

A Call for Grant Money for Interdisciplinary Research to Study the Biological Effects of EMF’s! August 26, 2006

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It is time for the funding agencies to realizethat we need to be asking new and different questions

about electropollution, EMF’s, and radiation.

There has been considerable research already done showing

relationships between many dis-ease processes and

electromagnetic frequencies. However, there has been a

limitation in the thinking so far, which raises new questions.

What if the cause and effect are not a direct link?

If the cell membrane is being affected by EMF’s, what effect

does that have on the body?

Would it always be the same effect on different kinds

of people?

If the signalizing enzymes are being affected by EMF’s,

would that always show up as the same kind of disease?

Why are some people more susceptible to symptoms from

EMF’s than others? Is there a genetic difference? A

cumulative difference? A geographic differernce?

A psychological difference? A consciousness difference?

A usuage difference?

How can one possibly set up a truly valid scientific study

when there are so many variables?

How long will it be before more people show signs

of cellular damage? How can it be measured?

What tests are there?

Since kids are on the phone much more than adults,

in some cases, are they likely to show symptoms sooner

because of the cumulative effect, or later because of

stronger immune systems?

These are questions that require the input of many

different kinds of professional to set up a good study.

It’s not so simple as saying A cause B.

How many people have to suffer before this issue is resolved?

It’s time to think outside the box!