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Binaural Beats with SbaGen Developer Jim Peters

Bavsa: binaural beat visual analysis tool

Bavsa: binaural beat visual analysis tool

An interview with Jim Peters, developer of SbaGen, who’s source code was used without permission for the notorious I-Doser. Via Technoccult:

Technoccult: Do you believe that I-Doser can actually deliver on their promise of providing a variety of discrete recreational psychoactive experiences? My own experience working with SbaGen, Brainwave Generator, and sound and light machines is that it does feel like “something happens,” but I haven’t found that the specific experience each one is aiming for (“relaxation,” “creativity,” “stimulation,” etc.) In fact, I actually conducted some controlled experiments with classmates as a research project in college. We investigated whether the “intelligence enhancement” setting of a particular sound and light machine was effective at improving MENSA test exam scores. We didn’t get statistically significant results.

Peters: No, I don’t believe that I-Doser can deliver on their promise. If I hit you over the head with a mallet you will see stars, but that doesn’t mean that you’ve had a marvellous journey through the universe.

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Debunking I-Dosing Digital Drugs

HeadphonesCrunchGear’s Nicholas Deleon debunks the idosing digital drugs story:

One hundred percent nonsense. That’s the only way I can describe the story going around talking about how teens are “getting high” while I-Dosing. I tried using I-Doser nearly three years ago, and let me tell you something: it’s bunk. Well, the science is there, but don’t equate it to “getting high.” Do not call your congressman trying to get it banned or whatever because you’d simply be wasting your time.

The story, which seems to have originated in The Daily Mail, focuses on YouTube videos that young people have posted, each apparently showing them “freaking out” while I-Dosing. Because bored teens would never post untruthful videos to YouTube, right?

This is all basically Reefer Madness for the iPad generation.

The actual act of I-Dosing isn’t all that new. It’s based on an old audio technique called binaural beats, which was discovered in the 1800s.

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