Binaural Beats


Binaural beats were originally discovered in 1839 by physicist Heinrich Wilhelm Dove. He discovered when signals of two different frequencies are presented separately, one to each ear, your brain detects the phase variation between the frequencies and tries to reconcile that difference.

How Do Binaural Beats Work?
Binaural beats work on a principle called Frequency Following Response, which NeuroActivator describes as:
When the brain is exposed to a repeating and consistent stimulus, such as sound waves, it alters its electrical charges to match the frequency of the stimulus.
For example, if the binaural beat is 8 Hz, brainwave frequency changes to 8 Hz.

How Do Binaural Beats Enhance The Mind?
Different mind-states are associated with different frequency ranges. For instance, brainwave frequency during normal waking consciousness is different from a mind-state of deep relaxation.

We know that special sound waves can alter brainwave frequency. When one views this fact in the light of the above information regarding different mind-states being associated with different brainwave frequency range, one can easily understand how brainwaves can be used to induce a desired mind state. Here’s an example that explains the concept better:

Brainwave frequency of close to 30 Hz is usually linked with stress and restlessness, while brainwave activity of 7.5-12 Hz defines a deep relaxing state. By listening to binaural beats in range 7.5-12 Hz, you can, within minutes, change your highly-active mind-state to a relaxed one.