The glasses direct light at an angle to the optic nerve. The result is said to activate the more rational left side of the brain to balance the emotional right brain that is inflamed during stressful moments. They’re called lateral glasses, and the idea was researched and developed for psychotherapy by Fredric Schiffer of the Harvard Medical School. 

Veteran psychotherapist Robert Buck, in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., modified the glasses and obtained a patent. Buck compares the process to turning on the light in a dark room so that you can see the entire room. When a man whose car had been towed came to his office several days after the incident threatening to flatten tires where he was parked, Buck gave him the glasses. Within seconds, he was able to say, “I don’t have to do that.”

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Would you ever buy lateral glasses?
The glasses direct light at an angle to the optic nerve. The result is said to activate the more rational left side of the brain to balance the emotional right brain that is inflamed during stressful moments. They’re called lateral glasses, and the idea was researched and developed for psychotherapy by Fredric Schiffer of the Harvard Medical School.

Veteran psychotherapist Robert Buck, in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., modified the glasses and obtained a patent. Buck compares the process to turning on the light in a dark room so that you can see the entire room. When a man whose car had been towed came to his office several days after the incident threatening to flatten tires where he was parked, Buck gave him the glasses. Within seconds, he was able to say, “I don’t have to do that.”

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14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 6/4/06 - 12:13:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
Crazy, and intriguing!
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 6/4/06 - 12:14:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
That sounds amazing.Would it help you with math too?
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 6/4/06 - 12:20:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
i doubt i would because i don't wear the glasses i have now.
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 6/4/06 - 12:21:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I don't want to wear anything that f*cks with my emotions.
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 6/11/06 - 4:49:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
That....doesn't make any sense to me. Besides, if the guy in the story was that angry, why would he put on some glasses that were just randomly handed to him?
14 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 9/16/06 - 6:52:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
If that is for real, I would like to have a set for each side of my brain. Sounds too good to be true though.
14 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 10/30/06 - 7:08:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't know, sounds a little skeptical to me.
14 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 10/31/06 - 8:50:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/4/2006 12:21:56 PM Clashie wrote:
No, I don't want to wear anything that f*cks with my emotions.

Me either.

14 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 11/23/06 - 5:55:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
io hate stress and today (in this time) their is alot of it and we need all the relif we can get
14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 12/25/06 - 4:38:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I wouldn't. I wouldn't want something that won't allow me to feel what I should be feeling.
14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 12/25/06 - 4:41:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
Fascinating but no. I like to control myself.
14 yrs ago - Saturday 2/10/07 - 10:19:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. I don't even take medication; I don't like outside things affecting what i should naturally be feeling.
14 yrs ago - Monday 2/12/07 - 12:14:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't want something to affect the way I thought. They're just fancy mind-control devices. That's weird. No.
14 yrs ago - Monday 2/12/07 - 12:26:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
Who says the left side of the brain is better?

Anyway this sounds like crock-pot science applied in a crock-pot way.

Really retarded.

13 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 4/4/07 - 10:43:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
i sometimes check my food to see if i am being slipped meds. i dont want anything to screw with my mind. keep those things away from me.
13 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 4/6/07 - 1:28:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
Sounds cool.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 9/18/07 - 12:40:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
Ha, I could probably benefit from those, if they work. That's weird. I don't think I'd use them, though.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 10/22/07 - 6:08:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
Whenever news stories come out about supposed psychological discoveries, I'm usually the first to dismiss the evidence and theory as pop psychology. No, I wouldn't ever rely upon something like this unless lab research on the effects of these glasses was confirmed by reputable sources, which probably wouldn't happen. Not to mention the fact that there are some fatal flaws - the emotional right brain and rational left brain concept has never been proven for a reason. Vision has everything to do with the occipital lobe, in both hemispheres, at the back of the head. Perception is so completely complicated that there's no way a single light beam into the optic nerve could interfere with the amygdala's processes unless there was some other explanation that took modern neurology and studies of perception into account. And the example they gave - the guy that cools down after putting on the glasses - is just a case study, nothing more & determines nothing about the product's efficiency.



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