Why is NeuroVizr "The Change Maker"?
The big news 50 years ago was that you can enhance brain stability using light and sound – that is brain entrainment.
Today’s big news is that you can enhance brain plasticity using light and sound – brain engagement.
1. The brain must have two functioning dynamics:
a. Top-down neurological processes are the basis of stability.
b. Predictable learned patterns of response maintain stability.
c. Top-down relies on past experience and future predictions.
d. Reliable repetition of patterned responses.
a. Bottom-up neurological processes are the basis of plasticity.
b. Plasticity is maintained by creating new and different patterns of response.
c. Bottom-up relies on the immediate experience of the “here/now” present
d. Ability to respond to the necessity of change.
4. Brain Entrainment (and Guided Imagery):
a. Utilize top-down “stability” processes.
5. Brain Engagement (NeuroVizr):
a. Utilize primarily bottom-up “plasticity” processes with secondary features of
top-down “stability” and short elements of “randomized destabilization.”
b. Brain enrichment and brain priming are each subset of brain engagement.
6. Psychedelics, Meditation, Hypnosis, and Randomized Brain Stimulation (RBS):
a. These activities are all dependent on bottom-up change processes.
b. Psychedelics – unguided destabilization with no top-down integration.
c. RBS – unguided destabilization with no top-down integration.
d. Meditation and hypnosis involve a degree of top-down integration.
a. Change is made possible because of bottom-up information.
b. Change is made practical because of top-down integration.
c. Without bottom-up change, there is no chance for top-down integration.