IamA creator of an app that makes you hallucinate called IsoTank AMA!
Hey everyone, I made an app called IsoTank on the iOS store. It uses a stroboscope you can set between 8-12Hz, causing your brainwaves to change to alpha waves that we see in deep relaxation and meditation.
It also makes you hallucinate!
It disrupts the visual scanning mechanism in the brain causing the brain to fill in the blanks (like what happens in an Isolation Tank when the brain isn't getting information).
So you feel relaxed and you have a dream while fully awake.
This same process is used in the lab to simulate hallucinatory conditions like Charles Bonnet Syndrome.
I'm also currently doing my undergrad in psychology and I work full-time doing nightshifts as a 911 operator and a fire dispatcher to pay for school.
I'm hoping if this app gets popular enough I can raise some money for my tuition next semester.
Link to the app: IsoTank
Edit: I should also mention do not use the app if you have epilepsy or are light sensitive since there is flashing lights involved.
Edit: thanks to the mods for the assistance!
Edit: If you're an android user and want a PM for when the app is up just PM me now and let me know. The comments are getting a bit cluttered again.
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Edit: Hey all, I had been doing this between calls on my night shift. Just got home now and ready to hit the hay.
Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who purchased the app and everyone who wanted a promo-code. I can't tell you how much the interest in the app means to me. I walked into this not expecting any interest and go so much in return.
Anyone who purchased the app should know the money will go towards my university education and hopefully giving me ideas for more cool apps like this one.
When I wake up I'll continue to answer questions in this thread as long as people post in it, but I'll be back with another AMA once I get the android and pc versions going. Had I known there would be so much interest I would have waited.
Thanks so much everyone, and anyone who wants to read about the effect can check out this journal article: http://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/235945
Also heres my twitter if you want to keep updated: https://twitter.com/IsoTankApp
And I'll be sure to pm all who commented and pm'd me to update on the android app.
Thanks so much everyone!
Hey all, I've run out of promocodes unfortunately. However I will be back with another AMA at some point with codes for android. Thanks so much again!
Here's the link to the app: IsoTank