Electricity, magnetic fields and sound waves are three separate forces, capable of stimulating our brain for cognitive effects (reality) and Jedi mind tricks (fantasy). The first two recently featured in our Electroceuticals episode and this week we check out sound waves. Jesse is joined by Adam Hewett and Junaid Kalmadi, co-founders of Brain.fm, an online service that aims to improve focus, relaxation and sleep with music engineered by a proprietary Artificial Intelligence system. Tune in to learn more about the science behind audio brainwave entrainment, its history, and potential for future development.
Speaking of sound and music – Jesse also shares some news from the world of neuroscience about how your personality plays a role in your musical ability. (Who knew?) Take this quiz before signing up for your local caroling group and letting the jingle bells rock.
|0:39||Artificial Intelligence, music production and cognitive enhancement.|
|1:30||This Week In Neuroscience: Personality and musical ability.|
|3:42||The audience interaction segment.|
|6:23||Jesse introduces the founders of Brain.fm.|
|8:02||The elevator pitch.|
|8:53||Affecting brainwaves with sound waves.|
|10:17||Technology behind 3D and surround sound.|
|13:17||Mechanism of action and the importance of stereo output.|
|16:03||Music types and genres on Brain.fm.|
|19:02||The AI behind Brain.fm.|
|20:40||Variation among respondents.|
|22:13||Developments in the field of sound waves.|
|22:55||Placebo controlled study.|
|23:43||Dose response curve.|
|25:48||Navigating uncharted territory.|
|27:05||Jesse’s thoughts on using sound waves for brain entrainment.|
|28:31||Ruthless Listener Retention Gimmick: "Bah Humbug" syndrome.|
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