New Skeptic TV Show – Truth Hurts!Posted by Phil Ferguson on August 3rd, 2012 – Comments Off – Posted in Uncategorized
So goes the old saying, anyway. Shira Lazar and I found that out the hard way, when director Ryan Johnson turned us into test dummies. The idea for this pilot series episode was to see if binaural beats — audio files that purport to change your brain function — work as advertised.
Shira tested a binaural beat file that says it will make you drunk, while I did the real thing. I went into the hotel bar and got hammered with 9 drinks of Patron 1800 tequila, while Shira repaired to the hotel spa for some hot tub soaking with her iPod. We did before and after tests at the local Boomers amusement park – testing miniature golf skills, climbing, go karts, and batting cages. We did it sober, and drunk. Did the binaural beats affect Shira’s performance as much as it did mine? Watch to find out.