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Binaural beats

Binaural beats

Binaural beats are an auditory illusion that has stress-busing properties. Proponents claim that listening to binaural beats can boost focus, promote relaxation, and reduce stress and anxiety.

However, some studies concluded that the impact of binaural beats on cognitive performance "remains to be seen."

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  • 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.
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Specific frequencies are thought to be involved in specific cognitive tasks.

  • During deep sleep, the predominant brain activity occurs with frequencies between 1 and 4 Hertz (delta waves.) Delta waves are associated with learning and motivation.
  • The...

  • 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...

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