We’ve talked about brain music before – everything from brain music therapy to binaural brain beat synthesizers to hardcore brain-controlled synth action to bogus stories about dudes controlling synths with mind bullets.
It’s hard to believe, but it looks like there may be a commercial future for brain music medicine.
According to a Fox News report, Dr. Galina Mindlin, a psychiatrist at Columbia University in New York City has been using brain music therapy for three years to treat a variety of ills, including insomnia, anxiety, attention deficit disorder, depression, substance abuse and stress.
A complete treatment, which includes a brief medical evaluation, a recording of the brain waves and a personalized music file, costs $550.
According to Mindlin, the therapy has an 80-85 percent success rate. That’s where my BS detector goes off.
Drug treatment programs have abysmally low completion rates – one study reports that about 3.5% of those that start a drug treatment program complete it.
Call me skeptical on brain music therapy, even if there’s a market for it.
Let me know what you think!