e-Drugs - Will Hare November 19, 2007 PSY150-032 e-Drugs On...

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Will Hare November 19, 2007 PSY150-032 e-Drugs On certain college campuses around the United States, there has been a decrease in the use of actual drugs. Why is this, you may ask? Well, many people are turning to a revolutionary new piece of technology called “i-Doser”. This program, which you simply download to your PC, is being heralded as the latest advancement in “binaural brainwave technology”. According to the site, “I-Doser Labs is the industry leader in Binaural Brainwave technology. Using proven, scientific, and safe methods of synchronizing your brainwaves, a simulated state can be achieved.” Still confused as to what this meant, I read further about the topic. Apparently, this wonder program can use a series of tones and beeps and noises to stimulate certain reactions in the brain that trigger the same response as a minor dosage of certain drugs. According to an article at collegecritic.net, these “binaural beats” have been studied since the late 19 th century. So just what are binaural beats, since everybody seems to be so keen on them? Binaural beats, from the best of my knowledge, are defined as a structure of two individual tones that vary in frequencies by anywhere from one to twenty hertz. Each ear hears a dissimilar tone, so when these tones are changed to electrical signals, it is possible to alter the subject’s state of consciousness. My first question was: “How could this technology have been researched since
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