How to use tonal vibration to stimulate neural connections in the brain. The Mic Theory Method.
The synchronization between neural oscillations at different frequencies has been proposed as a core mechanism for the coordination and integration of neural systems at different spatiotemporal scales. Because neural oscillations of different frequencies can only fully synchronize when their “peak” frequencies form harmonic relationships (e.g., f2 = f1/2), the present study explored whether the transient occurrence of harmonic cross-frequency relationship between task-relevant rhythms underlies efficient cognitive processing. Continuous EEG recordings (51 human participants; 14 males) were obtained during an arithmetic task, rest and breath focus. In two separate experiments, we consistently show that the proportion of epochs displaying a 2:1 harmonic relationship between alpha (8–14 Hz) and theta (4–8 Hz) peak frequencies (i.e., alphapeak ≈ 10.6 Hz; thetapeak ≈ 5.3 Hz), was significantly higher when cognitive demands increased. In addition, a higher incidence of 2:1 harmonic cross-frequency relationships was significantly associated with increased alpha–theta phase synchrony and improved arithmetic task performance, thereby underlining the functional relevance of this cross-frequency configuration. Notably, opposite dynamics were identified for a specific range of “nonharmonic” alpha–theta cross-frequency relationships (i.e., alphapeak/thetapeak = 1.1–1.6), which showed a higher incidence during rest compared with the arithmetic task. The observation that alpha and theta rhythms shifted into harmonic versus nonharmonic cross-frequency relationships depending on (cognitive) task demands is in line with the notion that the neural frequency architecture entails optimal frequency arrangements to facilitate cross-frequency “coupling” and “decoupling”.
SIGNIFICANCE STATEMENT Neural activity is known to oscillate within discrete frequency bands and the interplay between these brain rhythms is hypothesized to underlie cognitive functions. A recent theory posits that shifts in the peak frequencies of oscillatory rhythms form the principal mechanism by which cross-frequency coupling and decoupling is implemented in the brain. In line with this notion, we show that the occurrence of a cross-frequency arrangement that mathematically enables coupling between alpha and theta rhythms is more prominent during active cognitive processing (compared with rest and non-cognitively demanding tasks) and is associated with improved cognitive performance. Together, our results open new vistas for future research on cross-frequency dynamics in the brain and their functional role in cognitive processing.
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Decades of research suggest that the rhythmic synchronization of neural populations underlie neural communication and information transmission in the brain (Varela et al., 2001; Fries, 2005, 2015). Because neural oscillations at different frequencies have been shown to represent distinct functions (Kopell et al., 2010), anatomical sources (Debener et al., 2005) and scales of cortical integration (von Stein and Sarnthein, 2000; Canolty and Knight, 2010), the synchronization between these rhythms (i.e., “cross-frequency coupling”) has been proposed as a core mechanism for the coordination and integration of neural systems at different spatiotemporal scales (Canolty and Knight, 2010; Palva and Palva, 2018). In support for this notion, significant relationships have been demonstrated between behavioral performance in cognitive tasks and the degree of cross-frequency interactions quantified through phase–phase synchrony (Siebenhühner et al., 2016), amplitude–amplitude correlations (Popov et al., 2018), and phase–amplitude coupling (Axmacher et al., 2010; Lisman and Jensen, 2013).
Mathematically, two oscillators of different frequencies can only fully synchronize when forming harmonics (e.g., f2 = f1/2). Unlike nonharmonic relationships (e.g., f2 = f1/1.6), a harmonic frequency arrangement leads to a pattern of frequent and regular excitatory phase meetings, thereby enabling (cross-frequency) synchronization (Pletzer et al., 2010). Based on this mathematical reality, a theoretical framework was posited by Klimesch (2012, 2013) and Pletzer et al. (2010), hypothesizing that the specific frequency architecture of neural oscillations may approximate a geometrical series of exponent “2” (e.g., δ = 2.5, θ = 5, α = 10, β = 20, γ = 40, etc.) to facilitate “harmonic” relationships (and therefore, synchronization) between different rhythms. Accordingly, transient changes in the “peak” frequency of different rhythms are proposed to form a flexible mechanism to maximize cross-frequency coupling or decoupling (Klimesch, 2012). For example, the specific arrangement of the peak frequencies of two adjacent frequency bands (e.g., alpha and theta) will determine whether they will form a harmonic (e.g.10/5 Hz = 2) or nonharmonic (e.g., 8/5 Hz = 1.6) ratio and, consequently, whether their synchronization will be facilitated or prevented. In line with this hypothesis, previous research has shown that peak frequencies in different bands can transiently shift under different experimental conditions (Foffani et al., 2005; Haegens et al., 2014; Lowet et al., 2017; Mierau et al., 2017). To date, however, these shifts in peak frequencies have not been investigated in the context of facilitating or altering cross-frequency dynamics. Indeed, despite the intuitive appeal of interpreting the neural frequency architecture in terms of a geometrically organized system of harmonic oscillators (Pletzer et al., 2010; Klimesch, 2012, 2013), its experimental application and functional relevance remains unexplored. Vanchurin shows in his article that the Universe can be described as a neural network, and he can get back the quantum mechanics and the general relativity from it. So, a neural network is at least as good a model of our Universe as string theory or any others.
Neuroscientists explores the idea that the Universe is a self-organizing system that evolves and learns. dark matter is the connective energy of transference for the universe just as neuromelanin is the dark matter that connects the nervous system the transponder between energy and matter. The big idea is that the Universe is not just an arbitrary physical system, but something more like an evolving computational or biological system — with properties strikingly similar to a complex adaptive system, like an organism or a brain. If this characterization turns out to be accurate, I do not think it is an overstatement to say that it is the most profound paradigm shift in the history of science and philosophy. If true, it raises new existential questions that will force us to completely rethink the nature of reality and ideas about whether the Universe has a function or “purpose.”
The ancient Greeks and the Romans were so awed by Africans and African achievements as to believe that dark skin accompanied high intelligence”. These true words, conveyed by the European, Poe, (Black Spark White Fire p342) have their basis in Melanin (Greek “melas” or ‘black’). In the Physical World, Melanin denotes a group of black or dark brown pigments occurring naturally throughout the body–e.g. skin, hair, choroid coat of the eye, and Central Nervous System (CNS). A lack of Melanin is directly related to the malfunctioning of the CNS. From an Ancient African Spiritual and Metaphysical perspective, Melanin forms a network between all the Spiritual-Material planes of the Cosmos. It also provides, in various aspects of each Black person’s life, the mental activity that fashions Order, Harmony, and Prosperity. For one to be a part of that Melanin Network implies one possesses the potential for high intelligence. Since people with low levels of Melanin are unable to conceive of what intelligence is, they feign superiority by: (1) defining intelligence—an impossibility, for to do so is to put boundaries on the boundless; (2) devise tests of intelligence—which, of course, have no validity since if one does not know what something is, one cannot properly test it; and (3) use their biased and prejudiced opinions to adversely judge those blessed with Melanin. My interpretation of what Ancient Africans considered to be high intelligence is: (A) to realize the Cosmos is created and operated by orderly Spiritual Laws that can be mathematically determined; (B) that humans who operate in life out of their Real Self are endowed with the “scientific intelligence” to comprehend these Laws; (C) that to discern, extract, arrange/rearrange, combine/recombine aspects of the Spiritual Elements—Unconditional Love, Truth, Reality, and the Natural—into a creative pattern is the Intellectual process; and (D) a harmonized, united, and Workable end product. I define the most “Workable” as done right, Efficiently (doing more with less effort and/or time than with any other option); Effective (the desired effect satisfies the solution better than any alternative), and is situationally practical.
African Sages said the Spiritual God’s Cosmic Intelligence is the totality of the interrelated large and small patterns present within the Cosmic Organism—patterns present on all planes of existence—patterns within all of the Cosmic Organism. To elaborate using modern terms, Genes, the primary units of inheritance in all organisms, are units of heredity which correspond to a region of DNA on a chromosome. A Gene(s) influences the form or function of an organism in specific ways. For example, the Cosmic Intelligence at the center of each human cell has DNA programmed into it all of the infinite possible functions of life (thus exhibiting correspondence to the Ocean of Nun model residing in a human’s Unconscious). This fact allows for specialized duties (Uniqueness) within the world of cells of a given human.
Cosmic Intelligence fashions the two essentials for anything to come into Being–the Initiation and Intension of how each Gene Entity—i.e. the Gene and its products and their manifestations–are to manifest wherever it enters inside the Material Plane. Although each Gene Entity does its independent activities, all Gene Entities share correspondence throughout the Cosmic Organism to interdependently carry out the plan of the Cosmic Mind. Still, at every point in the process each Gene Entity in every Cosmic Organism Entity has Order, Regularity, Coherence, Consistency, Compatibility, Balance, Harmony, and Predictability. In other words, Entity correspondence means they all have the same “what it is” essence of “Genetics” and yet, in spite of unique functions and appearances, each shares a common Mission.
To illustrate one aspect, Melanin is a key ingredient in genes’ DNA and its chemical production contributes to controlling all mental and physical body activities. Melanin granules are like “central computers”—capable of analyzing and initiating body responses and reactions without reporting to the brain. Whereas chlorophyll in plants enables photosynthesis to transfer the sun’s energy into food, Melanin in animals takes the sun’s energy and makes it useful energy for the body. While plant growth is directed towards physical sunlight, human growth is directed toward higher states of consciousness because that is melanin’s “Spiritual Light” intelligence orientation.