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Binaural Beats

Binaural Beats

  • Binaural beats place the brain into a state that is better for learning
  • Binaural beats: playing one sound in one ear and a different sound in the other ear
  • Low-frequency waves put the brain into a relaxed state versus high-frequency soundwaves which put the brain into more alert states
  • Binaural beats (around 40 Hz) have been shown to increase cognition, relaxation, creativity, pain reduction, anxiety reduction

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Explaining binaural beats

  • Binaural beats is a perceptual illusion that happens when two slightly different frequencies (notes) are played into each ear separately, usually using headphones.
  • The resonance between the two frequencies is interpreted as a third sound - or binaural beat...

Research conclusions on binaural beats

  • The authors played binaural or monaural (normal) beats to 16 participants, and recorded their brain activity with EEG.
  • They found both beats can entrain the brain to their particular frequency, but participants described no significant effect on their mood changes.
  • Howeve...

How binaural beats work

You can hear these beats best with a pair of good headphones. When each ear picks up a slightly different pitch, the brain tries to compensate and finds a frequency somewhere in the middle. This supposedly causes both hemispheres of the brain to harmonize their brainwaves...

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