Scientists have discovered that our brains operate in four levels of frequency- beta, alpha, theta and delta. Each level of frequency is measured in cycles per second, or hertz- hz.
|Lambda||~200Hz||Self awareness, higher levels of insight and information. Tibetan monks that walk barely clothed for days through the snow have exhibited high levels of these. They are difficult to measure and little is known about them. They are carried on the very slow moving Epsilon Waves (<0.5Hz).|
|Gamma||38 - 90Hz||Important in harmonizing and unifying thoughts processed in different parts of the brain. Combines different perceptions. Essential for complex motor processes. Suppressed totally by anaesthetic. Found in all parts of the brain.|
|Beta (High)||18 - 38Hz||Wide awake, alert, focused, analyses and assimilates new information rapidly, complex mental processing, peak physical and mental performance, cannot be sustained indefinitely otherwise exhaustion, anxiety, and tension result.|
|Beta (Mid range)||15Hz-18Hz||Wide awake and alert behaviour.|
|Beta (Low)||12 - 15Hz||Also known as Sensory Motor Rhythm (SMR) - vigilance, reduced mobility, shallow breathing, less blinking, fixed attention and eye focus, enhancing through neuro-feedback has a calming effect.|
|Beta-Alpha||12Hz||Hyper-efficient in processing single tasks as the brain can focus on the details as well as the overall task at the same time.|
|Alpha||7.5 - 12Hz||Mental coordination and resourcefulness, relaxation, alert but not mentally processing anything, inward focus, calmness, at ease, deep breathing and closed eyes can amplify alpha wave production, peaks around 10Hz.|
|Alpha-Theta||7.48Hz||Schumann frequency. Stimulates retrieval of memories from the subconscious. This is the natural vibrational frequency of the ionosphere in the earth’s atmosphere.|
|Theta||4 - 7.5Hz||Associated with memory access, learning, deep meditation, sensations, emotions, the threshold of the subconscious, dreaming.|
|6.2 - 6.7Hz||Cognitive activity, sustained attention, low anxiety|
|4.5Hz||Associated with many altered consciousness states. Shamanic trances, Tibetan mantras and Buddhist chants use this frequency to access trance states|
|Theta-Delta||~3.5Hz||Long term memory access|
|Delta||0.5 - 4Hz||Deep sleep, human growth hormone release, low blood pressure, low respiration, low body temperature. No muscle movement - Reticular Activating System (RAS) shuts this down.|
|Epsilon||<0.5Hz||As with Lambda and HyperGamma waves, less is known about these states due to the rarity of observing them. They have reportedly been associated with when state Yogi's go into when they achieve "suspended animation" where no heart beat, respiration or pulse are noticeable.|
In the early 1990s, a team of trained psychologists made an amazing discovery; they found that sound waves, all by themselves, could improve your brain’s ability to think, learn, create and solve problems.
In their study, men and women who listened to a Mozart Sonata before taking an IQ test scored 8 to 9 points higher than men and women who hadn’t listened to the music. Now Mozart didn’t write his music to deliberately help people think better and more clearly, what the researchers had accidentally stumbled upon was Brainwave Entrainment.
The human brain has a tendency to change its dominant EEG frequency towards the frequency of the dominant external stimulus, this is known as the ‘frequency following response’. The stimulus that creates this response can be visual, tactile or aural. The image below shows the EEG for the brains frequencies before and after being a played a tones at a frequencies of 10Hz.
Any process that aims to cause a person’s brainwave frequency to match with an external stimulus is known as brainwave entrainment.
Brainwave entrainment can be useful because brainwaves are very much related to mental state, by using the frequency following response to produce brainwaves of a particular frequency will also reliably get the person into a particular mental state. For example; a 4Hz brainwave is associated with sleep, so a 4 Hz sound pattern would help reproduce the sleep state in your brain. You can apply the same to almost all mental states, including concentration, creativity, relaxation and many more. It can also be used as an aid to get into some more unusual mental states , such as those associated with hypnosis, deep meditation and lucid dreaming.
One of the observed effects of this type of brainwave entrainment is increased learning ability. A Bulgarian psychiatrist, GeorgiLozanov, used deep relaxation combined with synchronized rhythms to bring his students brains into the alpha frequency. His results showed that when in this state students learned over five times as much information compared to before, with less study time per day, and with greater long-term retention. In some cases, as much as thirty times as much was learned.
In short, any mental state that exists will have an EEG frequency associated with it, and so it is possible to entrain the brain to get into any state imaginable simply by listening to the right frequency sound. The next page takes a more detailed look at different frequencies of brainwaves and their corresponding mental states.
Brainwave frequencies are associated with various states of mind. With brainwave entrainment you are able to bring your brainwaves to a desirable frequency and in the process achieve a mental state that is associated with it. Brainwave frequency is measured in cycles per second or hertz (Hz).
The amplitude, or size and strength, of the wave is also measured. Gamma brain waves are the fastest and smallest waves. Delta waves are the slowest and largest.
Using alpha brainwaves can result in calmness, peacefulness, and relaxation – which helps block stress from crippling our immune system.
Boosting theta brainwaves can improve our health by making us feel younger, giving us more energy, and improving our immune system.
Delta brainwaves allow us to produce anti-aging hormones, they boost our immune system, and allow our body to replenish itself.
Beta brainwaves are considered “fast brain wave” activity. Beta waves kick in when logically thinking, feeling stressed, and feeling tense.
Gamma brainwaves are commonly associated with increased levels of compassion, feelings of happiness, and optimal brain functioning, also with a conscious awareness of reality and increased mental abilities.
Each of those "slower brain waves" sound like they can produce wonderful health benefits. It definitely sounds wonderful that these “slower brain waves” are able to do such a phenomenal job at keeping us healthy.
Natural frequencies are frequencies that occur in nature (Schumann's resonance), as well as tones calculated from the orbit of various planets. These frequencies are claimed to have a variety of effects on human beings.
Brainwave entrainment is also known as brainwave synchronization. Basically, it involves exposing your brain to periodic stimuli like pulses of light or sound.
Brainwave entrainment audio use technology based on scientific brain research, in order to guide your brain into a desired wave frequency and thus minimise conscious interference, allowing you to relax and let go of negative thinking.
With brainwave entrainment you are able to bring your brainwaves to a desirable frequency and in the process achieve a mental state that is associated with it. As you use any of your senses, this stimulates your brain, which emits an electrical charge in response to these stimuli.
This process is not difficult to master, it is basically simple listening to tones,while your brainwaves naturally match the frequency associated with that particular sound.
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Synchronized brainwaves have long been associated with meditative and hypnogogic states, and audio with embedded binaural and Frequency beats has the ability to induce and improve such states of consciousness.
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