Brainwave entrainment is the process of using sound to synchronize brainwaves to a desired frequency. There is a famous experiment made in 1665 by physicist Christiaan Huygens. In this experiment Huygens noticed that two clock pendulums would always synchronize with each other, no matter how unsynchronized they were initially. Brainwave entrainment works in much the same way; when a person listens to a sound set at a specific frequency – after a period of a few minutes the brain will begin to synchronize with the frequency – this is known as Frequency Following Response(or FFR). Using this phenomenon it is possible to induce the human brain into all manner of desired frequencies to achieve specific results. For example when the brainwave synchronizes with a sound set to the frequency of 2hz, it will induce sleep.
There are a number of different brainwave entrainment technologies, each capable of entraining the brain. Some of these technologies are very well known, such as binaural beats, monoaural beats, harmonic beats. Others are less known. It is actually possible to use a combination of these technologies with lights to achieve optimal results.
The human ear is incapable of hearing frequencies as low as those necessary for brainwave entrainment. This is where binaural beats come in; two frequencies are generated, one sent to each ear. For example one ear receives a signal of 100hz whilst the other ear receives 105hz. The brain cancels out the difference between the frequencies, in this case 105hz – 100hz = 5hz. 5hz is a low level theta frequency. Binaural beats are the most common form of brainwave entrainment.
Formed in a very different way than binaural beats. Isochronic beats work by modulating the volume of a tone. This tone then becomes a rhythmic pulse, capable of inducing brainwave entrainment. The ‘speed’ of the pulse determines the frequency.
It is a signal which covers all frequencies. In very general terms white noise is effective because it forms a constant uninterrupted sound, which is ideal for the mind to focus upon. White noise can be adjusted in tone, and can sound like anything from rain, to waterfalls to hissing. Beware of CDs which claim to be recordings of rain – when they are in fact simply white noise.
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