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Gamma SENSE: Sensory Engaging Nebulised Scent Experience

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Alexandra Rieger, 2019

Alexandra Rieger

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The Gamma SENSE (Sensory Engaging Nebulised Scent Experience) is a pioneering instrumental addition to the gamma instrument series. The device delivers multisensory gamma stimulation through auditory, visual, and olfactory channels.  

"This medical/musical instrument is based upon our groundbreaking pilot studies revealing (even non-synesthetic) humans link scent to sonic pitches. Due to the steep fall-off rate once gamma stimulation concludes, this olfactory mechanism probes the possibility of slowing 40 Hz frequency attenuation in patients." 

The Gamma SENSE (Sensory Engaging Nebulised Scent Experience) is a pioneering instrumental addition to the gamma instrument series. The device delivers multisensory gamma stimulation through auditory, visual, and olfactory channels.  

"This medical/musical instrument is based upon our groundbreaking pilot studies revealing (even non-synesthetic) humans link scent to sonic pitches. Due to the steep fall-off rate once gamma stimulation concludes, this olfactory mechanism probes the possibility of slowing 40 Hz frequency attenuation in patients." 

As research continues, the Gamma SENSE device was developed to aid in the testing and identification of the olfactory perceptive triggers which recruit and sustain identified cognitive frequencies. In collaboration with the Aging Brain Alzheimer’s Initiative at MIT, the Gamma SENSE pilots a novel, testing form-factor with the goal of deployment in large-scale clinical trials. The Gamma SENSE instrument also features one of the first touchpad arrangements designed to support EEG testing via the low-motion/high output format. As motion creates unwanted noise artifacts during electroencephalograms, this instrument requires the subtlest of finger-motions to trigger dynamic musical expression. The Gamma SENSE propels myriad frontiers through expression, function, and design.

Copyright

Alexandra Rieger, 2019