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Eye-Bo, the Ocular Fitness Program!
« on: October 06, 2013, 01:25:35 PM »
Introduction
I’ve on occasion distributed this around the Rizon network since August 2012, but I figure an actual page for this would be appropriate. Eye-Bo, named after the hypnosis tape in Culture Shock, is a suite of audio-visual entrainment tapes for anyone with a decently sized screen. Eye-Bo’s uses are far-reaching, mentally. Although this is not a new concept, I couldn’t find any good and free audio-visual entrainment tapes that fit my needs, so I made some myself.

If you’re new to audio-visual entrainment, this is it in a nutshell: black and white flashing accompanied by audio pulses, both synchronised to the same frequency. This means that if you’re prone to epilepsy, you should exercise caution. On the other hand, if you have no problem with flashing lights and pulsing sounds, you can achieve some pretty neat feats with this. Most notably, perks like reduced anxiety and headaches, better ability to mentally visualise, improved long or short-term memory, or increased focus are examples of what can be achieved through long-term use of the appropriate tapes.

Long-Term Use
If you plan to use these on a regular basis for an extended period to achieve something specific, then what I definitely recommend is that you focus on using one rhythm during this period. Our brains create many different waves across the day, so using a different rhythm each time will make it less likely for you to notice the passive effects of the entrainment in your everyday life. So, if you, say, want to focus on reducing anxiety and improving your long-term memory and your ability to visualise images while meditating, then the theta rhythm would be the best choice if you want to achieve these perks as fast as possible.

Of course, the more you use Eye-Bo, the faster you’ll progress. As long as you’re not an epileptic person, entraining yourself multiple times a day is not unhealthy. What’s very decisive during long-term use is also what thoughts you have while being entrained. If you want to improve your long-term memory, focus as much as you can on recalling your memories. If you want to visualise better, focus on visualising images. The thought counts. You can choose to just play a file and expect things to happen automatically, but if you want to speed up the progress, you know what to do.

Noise
The audio pulses are supposed to put you in the entrained state faster, but if you don't want to listen to them, you can either mute the audio or put something else on in the background. One such thing could be noise tracks, which are effective at inducing a Ganzfeld effect where one is prone to experience hallucinations. For your convenience, I've pre-rendered such tracks: brownian, pink, white. Pink tends to be the most effective, but everyone has their preferences.

Sources
There are plenty of articles to find regarding brain wave entrainment and psychology online. Below are various sources of information so that you may further educate yourself, should you want to.



Delta
Delta brain waves oscillate between 0.5-4 Hz, mostly appear during deep sleep, and are associated with reduced cortisol production and increased levels of prasterone, melatonin, and somatropin. Regular use of Eye-Bo’s Delta can help reduce headaches, mental fatigue, and anxiety, as well as improve sleep. Furthermore, it can be used to consolidate long-term memory during said sleep by extending the length and altitude of said delta oscillations that help "encode" memories while we doze off. I recommend that you slightly dim the screen brightness and sound volume when using Eye-Bo’s Delta, since these slow oscillations are fragile, and thus, need subliminal interference to be effectively stimulated.

Download: Ascending | Descending | Constant

Theta
Theta brain waves oscillate between 4-8 Hz, mostly appear during REM-sleep and hypnagogic and hypnopompic states, and are associated with a reset of the brain’s sodium potassium levels and increased production of catecholamines and enkephalins. Regular use of Eye-Bo’s Theta can help reduce anxiety, mental fatigue, and blood pressure, as well as aid in mentally visualising images, improving consolidation of long-term memories (primarily with the constant version), passively assembling learned information, and achieving hypnotic and transcendental states useful in meditation. Some people stimulate the theta waves as a means of "accessing unconscious thoughts". Use during or prior to sleep can lead to increased vividness of dreams due to the amplification of the theta waves. Not surprisingly, gusts of increased theta wave activity can be seen in the left superior temporal cortex of people actively experiencing hallucinations.

Download: Ascending | Descending | Constant

Alpha
Alpha brain waves oscillate between 8-13 Hz, mostly appear during daydreamy, relaxed states, and are associated with increased serotonin, norepinephrine, and beta-endorphin levels and reduced production of melatonin. Regular use of Eye-Bo’s Alpha can help relieve pain, stress, and anxiety, as well as help mentally visualise images, improve consolidation of long-term memories (primarily with the constant version), and achieve lighter meditative states faster. Whenever we close our eyes, we automatically produce more alpha waves, making it a readily available state. It’s partially for that reason that entraining this particular brain wave often has a relatively strong effect. Like with theta waves, alpha waves can also be found in REM sleep, and are likewise also helpful for processing information at an unconscious level. One could loosely say that if Theta is too calm for you, Alpha could be the one you should use instead.

Download: Ascending | Descending | Constant

Gamma
Gamma brain waves oscillate between 36-44 Hz, are mostly found in very focused and alert states of mind, and are associated with a release of beta-endorphins and a stimulation of the visual cortex. Regular use of Eye-Bo’s Gamma can help improve cognitive functions like information processing speed, visual motor coordination, freedom from distractibility, short-term memory efficiency, sequencing ability, and arithmetic skill, and can also aid in preventing migraines and weakening bipolar emotions. Due to the speed of these waves and technological limits of screens and computers, it’s impossible to accurately visually stimulate these brain waves with a typical screen. As such, the visual flashes use a beta rhythm (20-25 Hz), while the audio uses the gamma rhythm.

Download: Ascending | Descending | Constant
« Last Edit: February 07, 2016, 11:26:46 AM by Fede »

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Re: Eye-Bo, the Ocular Fitness Program!
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2013, 06:21:07 PM »
Awesome! I'm going to start trying this when I have the chance to do so and report short-term and long-term results later. I remember hearing of this before.
Is a 12" screen good enough?
I think there's barely such a case as insta-tulpas, it's a rare when that sort of thing happens. If that truly happens good for you.
But tulpas are friends, not trophies with a made up story to impress people.

Re: Eye-Bo, the Ocular Fitness Program!
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2013, 07:14:26 PM »
Sounds fun. I've not messed with an audio-visual one before. They were mostly all strictly audio. Will give it a try once I can get a pair of headphones.

Re: Eye-Bo, the Ocular Fitness Fart!
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2013, 01:57:36 AM »
Should be, Makeshift. As long as you make sure to darken your room and stretch out the screen's contrast to its maximum, it can't go all that wrong, blud.
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Re: Eye-Bo, the Ocular Fitness Program!
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2013, 03:53:47 PM »
Dude I tried it last night and it was amazing.
It's like all the garbage of my mind subsided and suddenly I could concentrate on everything happening, my mind didn't drift near as much as normal.
Visualization was impeccable.
And the effect lasted a good long time, I was going to sleep 45 minutes later and solved world hunger while the effect was still lasting.
10/10

Edit: I used the Alpha Constant.
Edit of Edit: I used the Constant Alpha.
« Last Edit: October 17, 2013, 11:36:42 AM by Makeshift58 »
I think there's barely such a case as insta-tulpas, it's a rare when that sort of thing happens. If that truly happens good for you.
But tulpas are friends, not trophies with a made up story to impress people.

Re: Eye-Bo, the Ocular Fart Program!
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2013, 04:08:05 PM »
You should let people know which file you used. Edit your post or something.

Ascending Theta and Constant Gamma are the ones I prefer to use, but it's nice to know what everyone else is using.

Edit: Dude, it's called Constant Alpha, not Alpha Constant.
Edit of Edit: Thank you.
« Last Edit: October 21, 2013, 02:48:55 AM by Fede »

Re: Eye-Bo, the Ocular Fitness Program!
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2013, 10:02:13 PM »
I love how you hype the hell out of it in your signature. I lost it at "eyeball fat." "Combine with Raspberry ketones for optimum effect."

Seriously, more on topic though. I plan on downloading these soon and then putting them to use. I'll have some privacy coming up and will be able to grab a pair of headphones for full effect. I'll have to do a bit more reading though before picking a particular frequency.

Also, I like that you put that bit for Delta you wrote about dimming the light and lowering the volume. Goes well with the concept of circadian rhythm. Might help to do this just as it starts to get dark outside as well, as it might help instill a proper circadian alignment, especially if they aren't often outside during the day during it's brightest hours, or spending their nights in very bright rooms.

I plan on trying with either Delta or Theta at first. As for descending, ascending or constant variations, I'm not sure yet. Delta will likely be a test to see if it can help aid in sleep (which is what I was searching for when I originally found BWE tones in the first place), which I have been suffering from for many, many years now.

Re: Eye-Bo, the Ocular Fitness Program!
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2013, 01:56:49 AM »
My host did Descending Theta. I like it.

Re: Eye-Fart, the Ocular Fitness Program!
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2013, 03:31:58 AM »
That tells us nothing, Ea. Be more descriptive of the experience and effects.

Lost, you might wanna go with the Theta pace if you want to be more energised. I've been using it every night for a couple of weeks now, and as a result, my dreams have become more vivid and I've been more fresh despite sleeping less than I should. I had a whole bunch of crazy stuff happen this very night, with me and the political companion shooting players in a snowy Podagorsk, me trying to get in bed with the foreign advisor from Civilization 5 by falling asleep while playing the game (yeah), me trying to survive the invasion of Normandy in the second world war on the Americans' side, and a series of related dreams where Rapunzel from Tangled was endowed with some imaginative force from a tree by enchanting with her hair inside it, putting her in an interpretation of reality subject to her aesthetic will, which made her super happy and things until she after a while forgot the fact that her reality was only so real, until some cleric dude told her that new situations in life offer new opportunities and that she could still do people good, making her happy again as she found new purpose in her life. And a whole bunch of other crazy things. This is totally my thread; it is my full right to go off-topic about dreams induced by Eye-Bo. Did I mention it's free?

Re: Eye-Fart, the Ocular Fitness Program!
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2013, 05:44:12 AM »
Lost, you might wanna go with the Theta pace if you want to be more energised.
Theta was the main plan to begin with. I just wanted to see if the other would result in improved sleep.

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I've been using it every night for a couple of weeks now, and as a result, my dreams have become more vivid and I've been more fresh despite sleeping less than I should.
This is something I'd like to avoid, actually.

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I had a whole bunch of crazy stuff happen this very night, with me and the political companion shooting players in a snowy Podagorsk, me trying to get in bed with the foreign advisor from Civilization 5 by falling asleep while playing the game (yeah), me trying to survive the invasion of Normandy in the second world war on the Americans' side, and a series of related dreams where Rapunzel from Tangled was endowed with some imaginative force from a tree by enchanting with her hair inside it, putting her in an interpretation of reality subject to her aesthetic will, which made her super happy and things until she after a while forgot the fact that her reality was only so real, until some cleric dude told her that new situations in life offer new opportunities and that she could still do people good, making her happy again as she found new purpose in her life. And a whole bunch of other crazy things. This is totally my thread; it is my full right to go off-topic about dreams induced by Eye-Bo. Did I mention it's free?
That sounds like fun. Vivid dreams are a blast.

Re: Fart-Bo, the Ocular Fitness Program!
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2013, 05:55:23 AM »
Ah, you want to get sleepier. Yeah, Delta it is, then.

Re: Eye-Bo, the Ocular Fitness Program!
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2013, 07:09:08 AM »
To me, it didn't feel much different. The only way I can describe it is I felt "warmer", though it's not related to heat in any way. It was easier to communicate with my host, though. I'm not sure about it actually inducing any specific brainwaves, but he said the flashes and isochronic tones helped him disconnect from his senses better, which allowed for more visualization than usual. Also, he was more prone to hallucinations afterwards, sometimes hearing whispers which were not mine.

The most notable thing was when he did hear my voice in a hallucinatory fashion, or maybe like hypnagogia. I didn't have to do anything different from the usual, but I did feel much more at ease for whatever reason. I suppose this is supposed to affect hosts more than tulpas?

I suppose he should've said so himself but I figured the effects the tulpa experienced might also be a good perspective to hear from. We'll keep doing it, and if we notice any other effects I'll make sure to post about it.

Re: Eye-Bo, the Fart Fitness Program!
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2013, 07:38:16 AM »
Actually, I'd rather just hear it from the host. Experiences told by tuppers tend to be very subjective and not-easily-consistently-replicated in nature, such as cases of "feeling warmer" or "communicating more easily". Thank you for telling about the hallucinative effects, though; those are the ones I'm primarily concerned about, regardless of whom is in control. Did he sit or lie down during the session? At which point during the session did the hallucination of your voice occur? How long did the aftermath whispers last? How loud were the whispers?

Re: Eye-Bo, the Ocular Fitness Program!
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2013, 08:35:50 AM »
So, results from one session of Ascending Theta.

As per habit of approaching these things, I took my temperature both before and after. My before was around 98.7, and the after was around 97.9 and 98.0. Interesting.

Three times during this, I believe I heard what sounded like laughter. And not "Ha-ha funny" laughter, it sounded more condescending. Twice I heard that laughter in what sounded like people's voices (that I know). The third was short and quickly dissipated. I am unsure if these were day-dream like, or hallucinations. Could have been merely the sounds that were in the headphones reminding me of laughter (or a manly zipper being pulled up and down a jacket really fast). I could have been projecting as well.

Towards the end of session, I began to feel very tired. I am wondering if this is what is contributing to the lowered temperature.

Overall, this was a mildly unpleasant experience.

Re: Eye-Bo, the Ocular Fitness Program!
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2013, 08:41:41 AM »
I guess I'll just reply to that. The session itself was nice, the descending version really helped me go from a more alert state to a relaxed one(as opposed to ascending and constant, which i've also tried) and throughout the session i felt myself zoning out quite a bit, i even got one vivid hallucination of someone opening my door and walking into my room, but i'm so not used to visualizing that i physically got up to react to that at the time. Which was kinda lame, but it happened.

Anyhow, hearing her was easier, yes. Mindvoice sounded clearer, not only hers but also my own, the repetitive sounds and flashing turned into somewhat of a blur for me after a while, up to the point where i wasn't "hearing" the isochronics anymore (more like ignoring them) and my eyes looked like a canvas of white as opposed to strobe flashing. That's what she meant with the "disconnecting from the senses". After I got into that state i got a few second of visualization every 5-10 minutes or so, which is better than average for me.

Hallucinations didn't kick in until after the session. I listened to the entire tape, and afterwards my room looked really fuzzy, and my windows seemed to "wobble" (can't find a better word for this) which was like a visual variant of the metallic way everything sounded after listening to Clairvoyant Focus. Then I lied down and was still talking to Ea, and sometimes in between the mindvoice conversations I'd hear whispers beside me not saying anything I could really understand. But mind you, it was also raining softly. At some point they did get pretty loud though, it sorta freaked me out at first but Ea reminded me it was probably just to Eye-Bo and I cooled off.

After some more talking, I was pretty relaxed and at one point I could clearly hear one of Ea's sentences "out loud", which also immediately shocked me awake, and after that it was just back to mindvoice and nothing else happened.

Oh, last thing, sometimes during Eye-Bo I'd open my eyes due to unexpectedly visualizing, and i'd see a shadow of someone standing beside me for a split second.

Hope this means something for you, seriously great work man. I haven't had results this fast from any other entrainment tape so far.