Squareeater uses a combination of binaural audio and stroboscopic visual effects in an attempt to achieve brainwave entrainment in the user. The ideal result is to change the user's brainwaves to a specific frequency associated with a specific mental state. In general, lower EEG frequencies correspond to relaxation and sleep while higher frequencies are for alertness or anxiousness.
Tips on using:
1. Get comfortable and focus
Consider using squareeater as a meditative device. Try laying in bed, or sitting in a traditional meditation position. Make sure you will have the time to yourself, without distractions or interruptions. Focus on the audio, and the rhythm of the beating. Be aware of your breathing.
2. USE HEADPHONES!
Preferably you will use headphones of a decent quality. The binaural audio needs to be isolated specifically to each ear, which is only possible via headphones - speakers will not work! The audio should be relatively loud, while still remaining comfortable.
3. Open eyes vs. closed eyes
The visuals have been designed to have different effects with eyes opened or closed, so try both. Some visuals will cause visual distortions while others cause the user to see colors that aren't actually represented.
Other visuals are based on strobing that are meant to be experienced with your eyes closed.
4. Position to screen
Try to make your environment as dark as possible, then get as close to the screen while remaining comfortable. Some users prefer to lay in bed with a laptop on them. Others like to sit in lotus position (or cross-legged) in front of a large monitor. A few users find the visuals distracting and simply turn off their monitors.
5. Have fun!
Try squareeater at different times of the day, using different squares, under different mind sets, etc.
If you have ANY history with epilepsy, DO NOT USE!!!