Using binaural beats can
o Bring you into a state of deep meditation.
o Stimulate new neural pathways between the right and left hemispheres of the brain.
o Improve your ability to learn, intuition, memory, creativity, focus, concentration and clarity of thought.
o Create quantum leaps in your personal growth and self awareness.
o Calm your thoughts and lower your stress levels.
o Improve your mental and emotional health.
o Increase production of essential brain chemicals related to longevity, well-being, and quality of life.
What Are Binaural Beats?
Binaural beats are auditory brainstem responses which originate in the superior olivary nucleus of each hemisphere in the brain. Binaural beats of two slightly different frequencies, can be sounded to physically stimuli the brain. This effect was discovered in 1839 by Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, and later claims that binaural beats could help induce relaxation, creativity, meditation and mental states.
...patterns and melodies of the brain
The brain’s response to binaural beats can increase communication between its left and right hemispheres, thus aiding the benefits of well being and a sense of calm. The brain generates electric pulses that fluctuate in rhythmical patterns. These patterns correlate our thoughts, emotions and state of being. If you play two different tones into each ear, the brain will attempt to find a balance. For example, if the sound frequency in your left ear is 370 Hz, and the sound frequency in your right ear is 375 Hz, your brain will create a binaural beat of 2.5Hz. These binaural beats are beyond hearing range, but you can sometimes "hear" a slight humming inside your head.
Brain Wave States
Scientists have learned our brains operate at five levels of frequency; gamma, beta, alpha, theta and delta. (Each level of frequency is measured in cycles per second, or hertz).
Gamma (operates around 40 cycles per second and above) This brainwave frequency is associated with a heightened sense of perception, exuberance, feeling awake, information processing and mood.
Beta (operates between 13 and 40 cycles per second) This brainwave frequency is associated with our everyday, normal waking state. Beta helps in logical thinking, active attention and analysis.
Alpha (operates between 8 and 13 cycles per second) This brainwave frequency occurs during day dreaming, fantasizing and creative visualization, all of which are associated with deep relaxed state or meditation.
Theta (operates between 4 and 8 cycles per second) Theta is associated with intuition, and allows us to access our subconscious. It is activated during dream sleep and deep meditational states, which are associated with creative thinking and intellectual connections.
Delta (operates between 0.5 and 4 cycles per second) Delta is produced during deep sleep. and is believed by many spiritual healers to be the level at which we connect with the spirit world and our psychic ability, and become in tune with the universe.
The brain produces a phenomenon resulting in low-frequency pulsations in the amplitude and sound localization of a perceived sound when two tones at slightly different frequencies are presented separately, one to each of a subject's ears, using stereo headphones. A beating tone will be perceived, as if the two tones mixed naturally, out of the brain.
Binaural beats influence the brain through the entrainment of brainwaves and have been claimed to reduce anxiety and provide other health benefits such as control over pain. Binaural-beat stimulation appears to encourage access to altered states of consciousness.