“Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line.” ~ Benoît B. Mandelbrot
Consider the similarities between tree branches, neurons, and lightning bolts, or the spiral arrangement of sunflower seeds, whirlpools, and galaxies. How could these fascinating structures inform our neurostimulation protocols?
Nature is all about rhythm. The complex and unpredictable fluctuations of this very moment might repeat over larger periods and scales, showing a type of all-pervading order that is only visible with the lens of times.
Some of these complex patterns arise by repeating a simple process indefinitely. Through iteration, patterns that might appear to contain smaller copies of themselves and resemble other natural structures become visible. These self-similar designs are called fractals.
Research has shown that the deterioration of fractal dynamics, including the rhythm of the gait, might be a sign of aging in some neurodegenerative disorders. Fractal dynamics of physiological processes have also been postulated as an essential feature of healthy organisms.
An eternal waltz
“Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates.” ~ The Kybalion
Think of the harmonic series in music, which makes up the unique timbre of a sound while allowing for the many possible note progressions and octaves. Or how a seed—and the tree it might become—lies within a fruit, condensing the energy of all the seasons it took to become.
Cyclic transformation is ever pulsating like a richly textured choreography breathing in and out. It shows how everything is connected in an endless dance, fueled by nature´s tireless and indomitable drive towards balance.
As with a snake that bites its own tail, natural proportions are traceable through the movements of growth and change in time, and the fractal patterns they leave behind, while the study of such unique traces leads back to nature´s harmonic ebbs and flows.
We have found keys to noninvasive stimulation in their mathematical formulations, which we have translated and adapted to the design our proprietary neurostimulation algorithms.