A look at AVS technology & brainwave entrainment.
The human brain is an extraordinary instrument. At every moment of our lives, inside of our brains, there are billions of neurons in communication through the use electrochemical signals.
When we look at the whole brain, the firing patterns of neurons appear to us as “brainwaves”. We measure the speed of brainwaves through the Hertz frequency range.
Our four predominant brainwave states are Beta, Alpha, Theta & Delta.
Different brainwave states coordinate with states of cognition and mood.
AVS (Auditory Visual Stimulation) machines are actually able to affect our brainwave patterns directly. These changes are what neuroscientists call “brainwave entrainment”.
Through the synchronization of binaural audio with encoded light stimulation, our brainwaves can begin to “entrain”, into different states of consciousness.
The FDA has not approved these devices for the treatment of specific disorders, but many people with disorders characterized by attentional deficits, poor mood, chronic stress, learning disabilities, and anxiety have claimed that AVS technology has a strong impact improving symptoms.
Some neuroscientists even believe this technology can increase “neuroplasticity” (the brains ability to re-wire itself, and create new, higher functioning pathways).
Private research studies have shown that increases in I.Q., attention, and mental acuity are in fact attainable through consistent use of a high quality AVS device.
The AVS device I own is manufactured by a company called Mindplace.
The MindPlace Kasina
The 50 programs included are top notch, it is durable, digitally programmable (via USB), includes an 8 GB microSD card, 2 year limited warranty, and has a built in rechargeable lithium battery.
Many devices use disposable batteries (which is ecologically unsound).
One of the coolest and most unique features: the Kasina has a built in “Color Organ” feature, which can encode any of your personal music into a light show!
“Imagine a world of pure, jewel-like color illuminating your visual and mental fields. Amazing visual effects can be produced, including the illusion of complex, shifting geometrical imagery. This imagery, in combination with soothing, flowing sounds, can be so compelling that the mind clears of extraneous thoughts – stops the “Monkey Mind”. In this way the Kasina experience is a form of meditation.”
“Kasina – This Pali term refers to an ancient system of meditation that uses visual objects to focus the mind. MindPlace Kasina can be used in a similar way to induce positive mood shifting effects.
Our most mature product yet, the Kasina is our latest light sound entrainment system What makes it unique is that we’ve built in an MP3 player and included an 8 GB microSD card with over 50 audio-visual excursions, with aural backgrounds ranging from the soothing sounds of nature to ambient electronic tapestries to embedded binaural beats and isochronic pulses-all beautifully orchestrated and synchronized to the visual experience.” – From MindPlace.com
I have tried multiple AVS devices and I would recommend investing in this product over any other system currently available.
I use it daily, and it is my personal opinion that this device is the best on the market.
To learn more about the Kasina visit MindPlace
Author: Joshua Hanna