Binaural Beats - About Brain Waves - Download MP3 Sample
We are often asked how brainwave entrainment works, and so we have laid out the following information in order to give an introduction to the technology, if you have any questions please do e-mail us. Brainwave entrainment is primarily concerned with brainwave patterns; the human brain is constantly producing electrical signals, which allow the the brains neurons (brain cells) to communicate with each other. Because the brain is literally made up of millions of neurons, the amount of electricity produced is extensive and therefore it is measurable when using certain equipment such as an Electronencephalograhy (EEG) Device. These electrical brain signals are known as 'brainwaves'. The following image shows a brainwave recording from an EEG device:
Frequencies and Entrainment
brainwave entrainment is to induce the brain into a specific targeted
brainwave frequency. It is therefore important to understand
the nature of human brainwaves and what they appear to do.
recordings show that there are different types of brainwaves each
working on a different 'frequency'. These frequencies are
measurable in Hz in much the same way a radio signal can be measured.
It is interesting to realize that the brain produces
different brainwave frequencies depending upon its current activity.
For example whilst in daily activity, the brain tends to
operate between the frequencies of 12hz to 38hz, this frequency is
know as the Beta Frequency. There are also a number of other
dominate brainwave frequencies. Using brainwave entrainment
each of the following (and any other) frequency can be stimulated
within the individuals brain:
Brainwave entrainment is the process of using sound to synchronize brainwaves with 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, others are less known, yet in most cases are actually more powerful than binaural beats. It is actually possible to use a combination of these technologies to achieve optimal results. Some of the technologies we use on our Brainwave-Sync CDs and MP3s are listed here:
All of our entrainment technologies are embedded with great care into the music, audio or sounds used on each CD. In this way we ensure a pleasant listening experience whilst providing the best possible and most powerful entrainment effects.
See this page for information on uses and benefits of brainwave entrainment.
Further details on the Brainwave-Sync Technology.