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Schumann frequency - Houston, we have a problem!

Here's a quandary - most manufacturers of Schumann Frequency devices including the first for audio applications, Acoustic Revive's R-77, point to the Schumann frequency as acting on the listener to put him in a more relaxed state. Well, guess what? It's actually the Alpha Wave not the Schumann wave that has a long history of placing humans in a relaxed mental state. Exhibit 1 are these paragraphs from the wiki page for Alpha waves,

"Alpha waves are neural oscillations in the frequency range of 7.5-12.5 Hz[1] arising from synchronous and coherent (in phase or constructive) electrical activity of thalamic pacemaker cells in humans. They are also called Berger's wave in memory of the founder of EEG.

Because of alpha waves' connection with relaxed mental states, increase in alpha wave activity is a desirable outcome for some types of biofeedback training. EEG can be used to provide the subject with feedback when alpha waves increase, enabling some individuals to consciously increase alpha wave activity.

There are several different prospects of this training that are currently being explored. Arguably, the most popular one is the use of this training in meditation. Zen-trained meditation masters produce noticeably more alpha waves during meditation. This fact has led to a popular trend of biofeedback training programs for everyday stress relief. Citation: http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread711504/pg"

So, it appears we have a dilemma, either the Schumann (fundamental) frequency of 7.83 Hz is the WRONG FREQUENCY for audio applications or it's a COINCIDENCE that the Schumann frequency is in the range of Alpha wave frequencies, as you can plainly see. So, the next step is obviously for some enterprising individual to build hisself an Alpha Wave generator. Oh, wait! They already make them. So, the next step now is to see if an Alpha wave generator works for audio applications. And since the Alpha wave Is VARIABLE, I.e., between 7.5 and 12.5 Hz, unlike the Schumann wave, one need obtain an Alpha wave generator with a variable Frequncy adjustment knob. And I'm going out on a limb and predicting yes, it will work. That is, assuming that the Acoustic Revive explanation for their Schumann frequency generator is correct, which I'm actually not sure it is. I'm not saying the device doesn't work, however.

Extra credit - there is a rumor that's been floating around for quite a while that NASA had at least one Schumann Frequency Generator built for the Space Shuttle and that it/they were on board some missions because NASA says the Schumann Frequncy relaxed the astronauts while in space. While this rumor might possibly sell more Schumann wave generators it's probably not true, at least I have found no evidence of it, and I've looked. If anyone can provide good evidence of NASA putting a Schumann generator on the shuttle or any other type of craft please post here. Remember Google is your friend.

Cheers,



Edits: 04/16/15

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Topic - Schumann frequency - Houston, we have a problem! - geoffkait 08:13:38 04/16/15 (67)

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