[funsec] Teens now getting high off 'digital drugs'
tomasek at ufe.cz
Thu Jul 15 10:33:01 CDT 2010
On 7/15/2010 3:38 PM, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Jul 2010 16:18:37 +0300, Juha-Matti Laurio said:
>> Web sites are luring kids with free downloads of "digital drugs," which are audio files designed to induce drug-like effects.
>> The sites claim it is a safe and legal way to get high, but parents fear it could lead to illegal drug use.
> How is this any different from meditating to suitable music?
It seems that it uses binaural beats - the same trick that is used in
AVS machines (such as these: http://www.photosonix.com/products.htm).
The recording contains different frequency for each ear, resulting in
brain producing frequency diference in EEG. Try to listen to this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZdqR5weIQA for example. If you listen
just to one headphone, you will not hear that low-frequency artifact
created by your own brain.
Some people use AVS machines as a shortcut for reaching certain states
of mind. Instead of spending 20 years meditating, they just put the
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