Bob Beck’s Decision to Design a Brain Tuner

Research with Frequencies 

by Bob Beck

So, I decided, “Well let’s research this thing a little bit further and bring out a box that will do some good.” Which I did. I gave away a number of these to friends and used them as guinea pigs. It worked, and we feel it is vastly superior to the $50,000 Pharmacon device. … Now there are three other magic numbers, which caused the rejuvenation, the healing, rapid re-stimulation of the neuro-transmitters. These were developed on another government grant program and I am not at liberty to tell you what they are. …
[Bob later revealed he was referring to the frequencies of three neurotransmitters.] 

Beck’s Brain Tuner Frequencies 

We did very elaborate spectrum analysis work on all of the units that we could beg, borrow or steal. These are computer printouts, spectrum analysis sheets, of over two dozen brain tuners … We found the majority of these devices were hit or miss—they didn’t have the magic numbers but they had enough fairly rough harmonics. You know, it’s so ridiculous for the people selling these devices to claim certain frequency effects. How many engineers do we have here? Well, you’ve played around with radio, uh, frequency is a useful term only if you’re dealing with coherent waveforms such as a sine wave. If you have a square wave, by definition a square wave has an infinite number of odd harmonics, right? That’s what a square wave is. So that means if you put a 10 Hz (hertz) square wave into somebody, you have every other odd harmonic of that from DC to light if it passes the system. Is that correct? So here are people putting out square wave boxes that they say will tune from X number of hertz to X number of hertz and they’re looking at the pulse repetition rates and confusing them with the frequencies. Now these are things we find absolutely abhorrent, … Well, we hope that in these years where more and more people are talking about electronic medicine—which has to be the medicine of the future—that some of these basic misconceptions will be clarified ... So we began experimenting in earnest.

Thank God I had access to an IQS Model 401 Spectrum Analyzer which is probably the most advanced thing that I could get my hands on for under $50,000 at Hewlett Packard. And then we began looking at these frequencies in earnest. We eliminated the need for ever tuning the device. How many of you are familiar with the AccuScope? I’m going to use this as an example. Terry Fisher, like the rest of us, realized that perhaps the most innocent people with whom you can deal are medical doctors. And here are these two dials that have various frequency settings, and the doctors very seldom read instructions. So Jerry came up with a marvelous idea. He got some different colored scotch stick-on masking tape and cut little dots that are red and orange and green and yellow and paste these dots on the dial. Now we can tell the doctor match up the yellow dot with the yellow dot. This made it almost idiot proof and so there was no need to talk of specific frequencies … which is ridiculous when you’re dealing with anything other than sine waves, anyway. You match the dots. He would come back months later and find that the device was still set on the same dots as when he walked out of the office and it was working fine. So everybody was happy. All of this apocrypha is now being replaced by hard science in these conferences. I’ve attended a number of them. They say electricity is the thing which makes you better, etc., etc. At any rate this was the political state of affairs in 1983 when a lot of people who did not know the difference between frequency and pulse repetition rate and had never heard of heterodynes and harmonics, were looking for the Holy Grail. The way they normally did this, they put the box on the dope addict and they would just juggle a dial and say, “How does this feel, how does this feel, how does this feel?” It was a fairly empirical process. How many of you read the Omni article in January 1983? You notice there that the main secret of making the person better was to twiddle the knob because at that time they did not know what the frequencies were. It has been fairly well established that the beta-endorphins are stimulated with a pulse repetition rate of between 90 and 111 hertz. The catecholamines at around 4 hertz, the enkephalins at another number, etc., etc. This work has been very well documented and very well replicated by a number of scientific laboratories. So what we decided to do in, our box, was to put all of these frequencies simultaneously. Now some people said, “Well, shouldn’t you do one and then another and then another.” And it’s turned out not to be this way at all. If you have a Hi Q circuit you can put white noise into it and ring the filters, right? And the brain is an exceedingly Hi Q circuit. It appears to have a Q in certain of the neuronal constructs of around 3,000. Which is amazingly high. What is Q? Q is the figure of merit. Q means the band pass versus the energy required. A crystal set will get all the radio stations in the area at once. A super heterodyne or TRF will get narrower and narrower bandwidth. If you have a triple or double conversion super heterodyne, you can separate two stations that are within a kilohertz of each other. The difference between those is the Q of the circuit, which is tuning to the signal. The higher the Q the lower the band pass, the less the interference. We have all of the frequencies simultaneously. This generates a sine wave of ten hertz at millivolts and it requires about 25 volts minimum threshold to stimulate them. We use all 200 frequencies. Would you like to see the spectrum analysis of this? We put them in bundles. We think that some physiology, for example an old person and a young person might have slightly different frequencies. So when we are hitting the beta-endorphins we center it. For example if this is the target frequency, we put out enough on each side of it in these three magic ranges: encephalon, catecholamines and beta-endorphins. These seem to be the most active known neuro-transmitters. We’ve used a bit of a shotgun approach instead of a rifle. When we work the lower frequencies for the catecholamines, each one of these clusters show the simultaneous frequency spectrum by Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) each millisecond. In each one
Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) Spectrum Analysis in the Frequency Domain of the original
Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) Spectrum Analysis in the Frequency Domain
thousandth of a second, this bundle of energy is supplied to the points. Now it was rather difficult to do that because we had to buy reverse Fourier transform, find out what fundamentals would recombine and heterodyne to give us exactly the spectrum that we want. If you hold a prism to the light and you have white light, you can separate that into red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. You can recombine those with three basic colors to get white, but you have gaps in it. If you look at that with a spectroscope, if you look at a fluorescent lamp, you’ll find it’s not a continuous spectrum. So we developed a system. We broke the price barrier, most of the units on the market, sold for $5,000 up. This Brain Tuner has everything that was necessary for the brain to rehabilitate it’s own production of neuro-transmitters. In the meantime we had found about 200 pounds of literature—at least I have that many boxes full of Xerox material that friends had sent me—literally cardboard cartons full. My filing system is abysmal. I’m very creative—I just pile it in boxes and hope I can find it later. … The stress-related symptoms that are recognized are: insomnia, addiction, anxiety and depression. … So naturally there was a great deal of resistance to this type of technology. So right now there’s this political hassle happening over the fact that even the Carnegie Report, the study back at the turn of the century, tried to damn all of the electronic medicine that had been proven back in the 1890’s to be highly effective. And you know who funded those studies. It’s very much like the American Tobacco industry saying that the link between lung cancer and smoking—there isn’t any. So we could go on and on about this. Basically that’s what the device is. That’s how I started to do it. I hated to see people being charged $1,000 a day and the thing just grew and grew and grew and grew.