Light and the brain

When presented with light, the electrical activity in the brain changes. The pineal gland (glandula pinealis) is stimulated to produce mind-activating hormones that have a significant influence on the circadian rhythm. This small, light organ - deep inside the brain - has always been a matter of speculation within the medical world. Not surprisingly, the gland is often referred to as the “third eye,” due to its ability to influence our sleep/wake patterns.  Interestingly, we can also find this same biological phenomenon in the animal kingdom. The tuatara, a reptile native to New Zealand, also possesses a “third eye”, complete with a lens rudiment and papillary muscles innervated by the sympathetic nervous system. Even in the area of the human pineal gland, tissue cells that we normally find in the eye can be histologically detected.

Although many questions regarding this area are still unanswered by science, we do know that the functional range of the pineal gland serves as a comparison between the organism and the environment. By using neurostimulation lamp Lucia N°03, with our natural sensory channel of vision, the interdependency between the state of consciousness, brain waves and hormone production is enhanced. The resulting recorded brain activity shows in its analysis an image of increasing harmonisation (see figure) which, depending on the characteristics of the light and willingness of the viewer, corresponds to a state of deep relaxation and the highest level of concentration. The activity of the brain is reflected in the eye of the beholder in previously unseen images, and the client learns to be guided by this. This phenomenon of central vision in Hypnagogic Light Experience results in the merging of object and subject.