Binaural Beats – the basics

Binaural Beats are used to synchronize brainwaves to achieve a specific mental state.

This process of Auditory Bilateral Stimulation is the rhythmic alternation of sonic activation between the left and the right brain hemispheres, resulting in an energy transfer that is known as Brainwave Entrainment. Binaural Beats are able to produce specific effects such as inducing sleep, relaxation, and energizing. They do this by creating signals at the same frequency as the brainwaves of the desired mental state, causing them to resonate and to synchronize.

In practice, a tone is played over headphones and tuned slightly differently in each ear. The difference between the two tones generates the so-called “beat” (oscillation) which causes a measurable change in brain activity.

The Different Frequency Ranges In Comparison

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Braincells, also called neurons use electricity to communicate with each other. Medical equipment like an EEG are able to measure these electric brainwaves.
Those graphs shown by the EEG are called Brain Waves Patterns because of its cyclic,wave-like nature.There are 4 different Categories of Brain Wave Patterns.
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“Most of us live the majority of our lives in a state of primarily beta brain waves – aroused, alert, concentrated, but also somewhat stressed.”

The Alpha Brain Wave Pattern is an ideal condition for us to learn new Information like new languages, analyze complex situations or for example improve focus and performance in athletics. The “decreased electrical activity in the brain can lead to significant increases in feel-good brain chemicals like endorphins, noroepinephrine and dopamine.”

When you focus on something like meditation, your breath or a prayer the electrical patterns in your brain slow down and relax “and the amplitude of your brain-waves generally stabilizes in the alpha wave range.”
To get the same effect you can use the Brainwave entrainment method that causes your brainwaves to change its EGG frequency towards the frequency of a dominant external stimulus, such as binaural beats.
“The way that these work is that two tones close in frequency generate a beat frequency at the difference of the frequencies.”
For example: a 315 Hz audio tone and 325 Hz will produce a 10 Hz binaural beat, which is in the middle of the alpha brain wave range.

Interview with expert Dr. Jeffrey Thompson: Transcript

The Beginning Of The Binaural Beats

Writer: Gerald Oster
Source: The Scientific American (Source www.brainisohertz.it)

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Despite the many that state Gerald Oster invented binaural beat brainwave entrainment, this document (painstakingly recreated by Brainisohertz) puts the record right. It gives a pretty good explanation of the basic concept of binaural beats before it goes into detail.

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In 60 Days To Stress-Relief And Better Life Quality

Writer: Helané Wahbeh, N.D., Carlo Calabrese, N.D., and Heather Zwickey, Ph.D.
Source: The journal of alternative and complementary medicine (2006) Volume 13, Number 1, 2007, pp. 25–32

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Binaural beats are existent in a variety of frequency ranges. This study focused on the delta frequency, which is a very low frequency (0 – 4 Hz). Although this frequency is not as “useful” as the alpha ranges, the scientist still discovered improved life quality and a reduction of anxiety in their patients’ physical and psychological data. In addition to the other study is this further evidence of the positive effect of this tonic.

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While You Perform: Change Your Mood With Binaural Beats!

Writer: James D. Lane, Stefan J. Kasian, Justin E. Owens and Gail R. Marsh*
Source: Journal of Physiology & Behavior (1998) Vol. 63, No. 2, pp. 249–252

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This study tested 180 participants on theta/delta and beta frequency ranges. While the different frequency ranges had different effects on the listeners, the overall conclusion of this paper is the verification of a successful usage of binaural beats to change focus and mood while performing cognitive tasks.

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Anxiety Relief From Binaural Beats Reported In Several Scientific Studies

Writer: Leila Chaieb, Elke Caroline Wilpert, Thomas P. Reber and Juergen Fell. Department of Epileptology, University of Bonn, Germany
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry. Published 12.05.2015 (found on epileptologie-bonn.de)

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Several independent studies on the effects of Binaural Beats all report the same: Binaural Beats are able to reduce the feeling of anxiety. This is great news for sufferers, but It is important that the sound files are of the best quality and technically able to function properly. The user has no way of knowing if correct frequency are being heard or if, in fact. the Binaural Beats are even in stereo, which is a prerequisite for Binaural Beats to have any effect whatsoever! Binaural Beats be obtained from a trusted source.
Several studies consistently report a diminishing impact of binaural-beat stimulation on anxiety levels.

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