Mind is still a phenomenon unknown. Even after decades of research we know very less. This doesn’t mean there is no knowledge about it. There are aspects of it which we know completely. One such affect is of Binaural beats, few years back while I was speaking to a sound expert explaining me how after reading a research paper upon, how music affects the plants decided to get on with his own experiment. Instead of playing a song or a music he began to fashion small rooms filled with plants all listening to different frequencies of sound. He published his study and got many rewards for it. Later he told me that he would have rather tested it on human brain. Which is already pretty widely in use.
What are Binaural Beats?
Wikipedia says, “A binaural beat is an auditory illusion perceived when two different pure-tone sine waves, both with frequencies lower than 1500 Hz, with less than a 40 Hz difference between them, are presented to a listener dichotically (one through each ear).” What happens is that the listener begins to listen to an auditory tone which is different from both the frequencies. This third tone is known as Binaural Beats.
The research on Binaural began as early as 1859 and people use to listen to it. The activity of Binaural beats generates lot of electric flow into the neurons of the brain. This later when electroencephalogram was invented and noted, this wave began to be known as ‘Brainwaves”.
Binaural Beats Study
Carl Stumpf a German Philosopher in the year 1920 came up with a big research on the activity of brain under the influence of Brain Waves. This is further classified into different types:
- Gamma, 30 to 50 Hz
- Beta, 14 to 30 Hz
- Alpha, 8 to 14 Hz
- Theta, 4 to 8 Hz
- Delta, 0.1 to 4 Hz
Many Universities have now come up on a course with the Brainwaves.
Neural Oscillations or Brainwaves affect in the same way as acoustic and optical wave forms behave. Hyugen was first to discover that not only the oscillations synchronize or entrain with the internal cortex but also affects the external stimulus.
The physics of entrainment apply to biosystems as well. Of interest here are the electromagnetic brain waves. The electrochemical activity of the brain results in the production of electromagnetic wave forms which can be objectively measured with sensitive equipment.
Binaural Audio Meditation
In the world of meditation this has been seen as a external stimulus to give brain support to relax and achieve the zero state which can only be previously done by a rigorous meditation. The activity of brain, Mind and body has been a subject of study since the ancient days. This type of electrical stimulus has opened a new field of taking help through a listening device. Various states that can be brought up through use of Brainwaves include as meditative, trance, altered, hypnogogic, hypnotic, and twilight-learning-state.
More and more scientists are expressing doubts about the neurologists’ brain-mind model because it fails to answer so many questions about our ordinary experiences, as well as evading our mystical and spiritual ones. The scientific evidence supporting the phenomenon of remote viewing alone is sufficient to show that mind-consciousness is not a local phenomenon.
Binaural Beats Causes Headache
This has also come into the attention that improper use or too loud sound can also have negative affect. People have been complaining since now you can have any app on any smart phone. This leads sometimes to overuse and is not healthy. The affects upon the brain is very sharp and it shows that you have to be careful while using the app.