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Binaural Music In The Brain
Binaural Music In The Brain
Did you know that it is possible to fool your brain into thinking its time to relax, sleep, be creative or even be happy? In fact through the use of binaural beats you can now easily create almost any mental or physical state known to Man on demand!
Binaural beats are special auditory tones that are used to create specific brainwaves in the brain of the listener. The reason why binaural beats can act on the brain in this fashion is due to the fact that the brain has a tendency to follow the frequencies of certain outside stimuli. When tones, or even flashing lights like those used in mind machines, are presented to the brain in a certain way the brain will create brainwaves that are the exact same frequency as the lights or tones. This is a process known as brain entrainment.
So by flashing lights, or using special tones, at the specific frequencies it is possible to create specific brainwaves which have been proven to correspond to specific physical and mental states.
The beauty of using binaural beats for brain entrainment means you can now easily create the type of physical and mental states you desire within minutes. You can have more energy, get better sleep, stimulate create ideas, increase your retention of information or even stimulate endorphine release in the body to feel happy. In fact any physical or mental state can be produced through the use of binaural beats including a feeling of euphoria!
Binaural beats are most commonly used to create deep states of meditation. Extensive research into deep meditation has shown that very specific brainwaves are present during meditative sessions. Through the use of binaural beats it is now possible to entrain the brain to produce these exact same brainwaves and thus create the physical and mental state of deep meditation.
Binaural beats are a product of using two distinct tones. The two tones are very similar. However, one tone has a slightly different frequency to the other. When these tones are presented to the brain in a certain way the brain will produce brainwaves that have a frequency the same as the difference between the two tones.
To illustrate this I will give a simple example. Let’s say you have one tone with a frequency 300 MHz and the other has 320 MHz. The difference between the two tones is 20 Mhz. When these tones are presented to the brain in a certain way, as binaural beats recordings do, the brain will produce brainwaves with a frequency of 20 MHz.
To achieve this is very simple. One tone is presented to the right ear while the other tone is presented to the left ear. When you use stereo headphones to hear the tones a strange thing happens. Because the tones are very similar the brain merges the two tones together to form just one tone. This works a little like your eyes. You see one image from the left eye and a slightly different perspective from the right eye. However, the brain will take the two images and merge them to form only one. The same thing happens with sounds. You hear a sound slightly differently in each ear due to the positioning of your ears from the sound but the brain merges the two sounds to make them one.
So once the brain merges the two tones that you hear in a binaural beats recording, to create one tone, another strange thing happens. Because the two tones have a slightly different frequency to one another the brain “hears” a beat type effect. In our example above these binaural beats would have the frequency of 20 Mhz. The beat does not exist and is actually an illusion of the mind!
Years of research means that we now know the exact brainwave frequencies that are assosiated with specific mental and physical states. Through the use of brain entrainment, by using binaural beats recordings, you can therefore easily create these brainwaves and thus enjoy the physical and mental effects.
Now, thanks to binaural beats, you can create anything from heightened creativity to states of deep transcendental meditation and feelings of ecstasy!
To learn more about binaural beats and get free access to tests and reviews of the best recordings go to Binaural Beats. You can also visit Holosync to learn about Holosync - a program that uses binaural beats to create life-changing deep meditative sessions.
Reprinted at CYBERMIDI.com by permission.
The audio phenomenon known as binaural beating can be used to access altered states of consciousness. This is done through a process in which individuals in an environment of restricted stimulation willfully focus attention on a combination of multiplexed audio binaural beats that are mixed with music, pink sound’, and/or assorted natural sounds.
In most cases the process also includes breathing exercises, guided relaxation, affirmation, and visualization. The binaural-beat element of the process appears to be associated with an electroencephalographic (EEG) frequency-following response in the brain.
Many studies have demonstrated the presence of a frequency-following response to auditory stimuli, recorded at the vertex of the human brain (top of the head).
This EEG activity was termed “frequency-following response” because its period (cycles per second) corresponds to the fundamental frequency of the stimulus . Stated plainly, if the audio stimulus is 40 Hz the resulting measured EEG will show a 40 Hz frequency following response using appropriate time-domain averaging protocols.
Binaural- beat stimulation, coupled with the effects of the other procedures within the process outlined above, appears to regulate neuronal activity and encourage access to propitious mental states.
The effectiveness of binaural beats in engendering state changes is supported by the consistent reports of thousands
of users, as well as the documentation of physiological changes associated with its use.
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