Re: Seeking "neutral" sound (Rebecca Mercuri )

Subject: Re: Seeking "neutral" sound
From:    Rebecca Mercuri  <mercuri(at)GRADIENT.CIS.UPENN.EDU>
Date:    Mon, 4 Oct 1993 12:17:51 EDT

Sr. Jean Anthony, chair of the Music Therapy Department at Immaculata College, Immaculata, PA (215 area code, phone number obtainable from directory assistance) had done her PhD thesis at Temple University in part in creating tapes which contained "neurophonic" music -- that is, music which stimulates both sides of the brain equally. There is no sound which will produce NO physiological reactions, the perception of a sound is in fact a physiological reaction. But these neurophonic sounds are as close as they come (as I know of, anyway). She tested many hundreds of individuals when creating these tapes. Sr. Jean is quite affable and would be glad to provide you with the tapes, and other background materials on their use, I'm sure. Do give her a call. Sorry I don't have the number with me just now, but you can obtain it easily with the info I provided above. Best of luck with it, Rebecca Mercuri mercuri(at)

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