God Helmet vs. NeoRhythm

Wait, god helmet? What kind of a heavenly creation is that? Well… it was not always named God helmet. In the beginning, it was called Koren helmet, named after its inventor – Stanley Koren, who worked along with a neuroscientist Michael Persinger, with the purpose to study Persinger’s hypotheses about brain function.

Besides the general hypothesis – that religious and mystical experiences are connected to temporal lobe structures, there were 3 other hypotheses that Koren and Persinger wanted to explore:

  • Vectorial Hemisphericity Hypothesis – the human sense of self has two components, one on each side of the brain, that usually work together, but the left hemisphere is dominant and under certain conditions this domination can appear as two separate “selves”,

  • The second hypothesis – when communication between the left and right senses of self is disturbed (God Helmet is supposed to do exactly that), the right hemisphere intrudes into the awareness of the left-hemispheric dominant self, causing what Persinger refers to as “interhemispheric intrusions” (explained below) and

  • The third hypothesis – “visitor experiences” could be explained by such “interhemispheric intrusions” (paranormal experiences, feeling the presence of non-physical beings etc.) caused by a disruption in “vectorial hemisphericity”.

(We took the liberty of borrowing this photo from here.)

The Koren or God Helmet was designed as an experimental object. It utilizes a network of low-intensity magnetic signals to stimulate the temporal lobe. It is mildly disrupting the brain which causes the left and the right side to communicate. The experience of using the helmet highlights the brain’s central role to what is recognized as a deep spiritual embodiment, normally associated with activities such as prayer, fasting, or meditation.

The God Helmet incorporates solenoids that are placed over the temporal lobes. It produces magnetic fields of 1 microTesla. (What does that mean, right?) For example, electric alarm clocks and chargers for mobile phones emit magnetic field from 0.013 to 2.03 microTesla.

The sessions are conducted in an acoustic chamber, shielding out all electromagnetic field emissions and radiation, except for the Earth’s magnetic field.

Unlike the God helmet, transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, utilizes electronic currents in a noninvasive manner. NeoRhythm is a tPEMF (rTMS) device that creates bursts of low-level electromagnetic waves that stimulate the brain in order to induce a desired state of mind (calmness, deep meditative state, focused state, etc.). The God Helmet therefore is not a TMS device like NeoRhythm is.

Source: Gaia

7 thoughts on “God Helmet vs. NeoRhythm

  1. Dan Tribble says:

    Very interesting. I am currently reading Waking Up, by Sam Harris. Harris is an author, philosopher, neuroscientist, and atheist. He practices meditation with the goal of mindfulness and “secular spirituality.” His theory of mind and “duality” is very much aligned with the Vectorial Hemisphericity Hypothesis, “interhemispheric intrusions,” and “visitor experiences.” I appreciate your posting of science based information, and as someone who had endured insomnia for years, I am more interested in the NeoRhythm device.

    • The Omnipemf team says:

      Hi Dan, maybe that’s a book we should look into 🙂 thank you for your great feedback and we welcome you to try NeoRhythm in dealing with insomnia, we recently had a happy customer say this: “I have suffered from insomnia for over 35 years and NeoRhythm has helped a lot (I even managed to get off of one sleeping medication altogether). One evening I put it on what I thought was the sleep program, but could not fall asleep. Until it buzzed and I realized that the last time I used it, I had used the energy and vitality program. After I reset it to the sleep program, I was asleep within 20 minutes. No placebo effect there!” Have a nice day, The Omnipemf team

  2. RichardM says:

    I think there are three issues with sizing. One is the circumference of one’s head — something like hat size, which is measured as the horizontal distance around your head, just above the ears and across the forehead above the eyebrows. The second is the shape of your skull, which varies a lot among humans. Third, might be hair thickness. The NeoRhythm comes in one size, which flexes to open somewhat wider, and can be filled in with the included extra pads to fit smaller head sizes.

    But if your head size is on the larger end of the range of sizes, the NeoRhythm may not fit well because opening it up wider, changes the angle at which the side parts of the NeoRhythm make contact with, and press against your head / skull. This may result in either 1) a poor fit which slides down or off too easily; or 2) contact at only a few small points on your head (rather than being spread out), resulting in too much pressure at these contact points.

    For example, the NeoRhythm fits my (somewhat large) head well enough when placed against the back of my head, for the “Improve Sleep” program. But when I placed the NeoRhythm on the forward top of my head, for the “Enhance Mental Capacity” program, it would sometimes start to slide forward and down to a position in front of my forehead.
    To remedy this, I used some self-adhesive white hook and loop (H&L) fastener tape (one brand name is Velcro), and a piece of stretchy white elastic strap (to fit my head, cut to 12.5″ / 32mm long). I attached two loop (soft) pieces, 2.5″ long, to the outside edge on each end section of the NeoRhythm. And attached H&L hook pieces (2″ long) to the ends of the elastic strap. This created a stretchy strap for the open end of the NeoRhythm. This strap holds the device against my head a bit, which keeps it from sliding down or off.
    Since head shape and sizes vary a lot, this might not work for you, but it did for me.

    • The Omnipemf Team says:

      Hi Richard, we have been noticing those kind of sizing issues with our customers and most of them can be solved with the attached adjustment kit – unfortunately not all of them. But surprise, surprise, we’re working on something cool that will probably fix 100% of sizing issues 🙂 when NeoRhythm was developed, we tested for different shapes and sizes of heads so that the prototype did fit 95%. We really appreciate your feedback and would like to honestly thank you for taking your time! We always appreciate these kinds of feedback and we try to work on it if we can. p.s.: we love you MacGyver hook and loop fitting 🙂 have a nice day! The Omnipemf Team

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