Brainwave Entrainment was first developed in the 1930’s by the pioneers who were studying newly discovered brain waves. These brain waves were found by newly invented machines which could read the brain waves of live people. This was the very beginning of a new science. . . the science of looking into the live brain.
This method (Brainwave Entrainment) easily puts the subject into a state of deep meditation. We will cover why that is important in a few minutes.
An unbelievable early discovery was that it was possible to influence brain waves by using sound. No one had ever imagined this would be possible . . . except that perhaps some music was said to be exciting or calming.
It was discovered that putting slightly different “beats” into each ear would influence brain waves. This was an almost accidental discovery. This bold, new technique was named entrainment at that time.
Beats are nothing more than sounds that beat in cadence like a drum . . . of course drums cannot be used. Semi musical or musical beats work best.
When the mind hears a different musical beat from each ear, it wants to normalize the two. The brain accomplishes this by creating a third beat . . . which is a result of the two sounds the brain is hearing. This third beat is heard as a beat which takes place within the head of the listener. No one else hears it.
This inside-the-head sound which no one else can hear is call a Binaural Beat.
Binaural beats are most fascinating because of the way in which desired beats are obtained.
For example: a 500 Hz tone in one ear and 510 Hz tone in the other ear will produce a subsonic 10 Hz tone. This is heard only inside the head. Thus we see that a binaural beat is the difference between the tones which are heard by the ears. (This example would be about in the middle of the alpha range. Alpha brain waves are usually the target for any change in human thought or behavior.)
Remember that this effect is achieved without either ear hearing the binaural beat when the headphones are used. Instead, the brain produces the pulse by combining the two tones. Each ear hears only a certain different tone.
Some claim that these binaural beats do provide help in treating certain conditions..
Since this is a new modality most medical practitioners know little, if anything, about Binaural sound and its effects. There are places, however, which offer Binaural Beat technology. This, it is said. can be used to achieve positive results.
Now what about MEDITATION? Well, recent scientific studies have revealed that meditation is very good for humans. It quiets the mind and body and helps with healing and with mental attitude. Binaural beats can quickly bring one to a state achieved only by Tibetan monks who spend many long years learning how to quiet their minds into a relaxed meditative state. With Binaural beats you can go there there in just a few minutes.