About Binaural Beats- Brainwave Entrainment

Published by in Humor
24th Mar 2015

Brainwave entrainment is typically used by people to rapidly alter their way of life. I know what you’re thinking, “What a bunch of rubbish!” I’m not here to make you change your mind. I’m here to inform those who are interested in the matter. People have tried these treatments and have claimed to feel it’s effects. So, what is it? A placebo? Is it real? Further investigation must be administered before a conclusion can be formed.

Brainwave entrainment is the use of sound frequencies. Used with headphones, this technology can entrain (or convince) the neurons in the brain to mimic the sound it hears.  Many believe it to be a hoax because they are unaffected by it. You know, seeing is believing? There’s more to this madness than many believe. People just aren’t looking in the right place for answers. 

A Brief History Lesson

 Brainwave Entrainment has been around for many centuries.  In 200AD the Shamans used the beat of drums accompanied by flickering light caused by a spinning wheel and sunlight.  In the 1930s and 40s when EEG equipment was in its infancy, a man named William Grey Walter played out a series of experiments on this subject.  Interest in altered states of the mind became a topic of matter in the late 1960’s and 70’s. After that numerous studies and various machinery had been made and tested that combine light and sound.  In 1973, an author named Gerald Oster published a book on the discovery of “Binaural Beats”. Later, a man named Arturo Mans created “Isochronic Tones”.   Today, research is still being conducted.  Dr Vincent Giampapa, the head of Longevity Institute International and Past-President of the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine, had tested the effect of audio brainwave entrainment on hormones. He found increase levels in melatonin and DHEA, and reduced levels in cortisol. It confirms the benefits of brainwave entrainment on learning, memory, I.Q, alleviating migraines and depression and enhancing creativity.

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   Binaural Beats and How They Work

A Binaural Beat is a dual set of frequencies emitting into each ear with headphones.  One tone will play through one side, and the other frequency, being an octave higher or lower, will cause a beat frequency… What? Haha, In simpler terms, it’s a process of syncing two similar tones to make a new tone –  A “Whom Whom Whom” effect in the tone. The sound frequencies themselves do not cause the sound though. Your brain does. For example, you’re listening to a session. Closing your eyes and concentrating. You hear it! Now, take one side off and concentrate again. You will not receive the “Whom” effect.