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Audio Visual Entrainment with Neurofeedback
Audio Visual Entrainment (AVE) is a simple, non-invasive and uncomplicated way of achieving a desired brain state, whether you want to study, relax, meditate, work more effectively or improve at your chosen sport.
Neurofeedback provides the essential extra information to tell the AVE device how well you're doing.
How does it work?
Audio Visual Entrainment a co-ordinated series of flashing lights and sounds that work at a series of specific frequencies and which appears to positively affect the mood and attention.
AVE traditionally has three components: Audio Stimulation; A Binaural Beat Frequency and Visual Stimulation through flashing LED's.
The audio stimulation is via a repetitive frequency at the same level as the LED flashing lights and the Binaural Beat Frequency is used to further entrain the brain.
It is believed that AVE works through several body mechanisms simultaneously. These include:
- Altered EEG activity
- Dissociation / Hypnotic Induction
- Limbic Stabilisation
- Improved neurotransmitter production
- Altered Cerebral Blood Flow.
Implications of Audio Visual Entrainment
There have been a number of studies that have found brainwave entrainment to be effective. Results from ADD studies show encouraging results. Migraine sufferers have reported significant reductions in the duration of migraine headaches and AVE has been shown to elevate mood, reduce the effects of depression and even help people to lose weight!
What can I expect?
A Successful audio visual entrainment session leads to a meditative, relaxed and peaceful state when you can experience a loss of body and cognitive awareness. This calm, focused, composed state provides a welcome antidote to the frenetic pace of life and the need for constant stimulation and gratification.
Are there any downsides?
People who are intolerant to strobing lights should be very careful about using Audio Visual Entrainment as it can trigger seizures.
How does Vilistus provide Audio Visual Entrainment?
Vilistus supports two methods of Audio-visual entrainment which are called FEED-FORWARD and FEED-BACK.
Feed-forward: Feed forward is the traditional way of running an AVE session. Feed forward just "sends" the audio and visual information TO you without taking account of how it working ON you. It's therefore necessary to run AVE sessions slightly longer than absolutely necessary to ensure that the correct brain state has been attained.
Feed-back: It's the dynamic feed-back that makes AVE with Vilistus so powerful. By harnessing the power of biofeedback or neurofeedback to AVE, Vilistus is able to dynamically adjust the programming to ensure that not only are you achieving the right brain state, but that you are doing it at YOUR pace rather than that of a pre-set program.
Neurofeedback driven AVE can achieve better results, faster.
I'm convinced! What do I need?
All you need to get going is a Vilistus AVE system.
If you'd like more information, please call us on +44 (0) 1 931 778606 or send us an Email using our contact form