You may have heard of a technology called brainwave therapy or brain entrainment, which uses pulses of sound to improve and optimize your brain chemistry. This technology has been scientifically proven in numerous studies to alter the brain’s natural function. For a long time, the main form of this technology was a method called binaural beats.
The idea behind binaural beats is simple: play two very similar tones, one into each ear, and the brain will sync up to the difference between the tones. For example, if one ear hears 500 Hz and the other ear hears 510 Hz, the listeners brainwaves will move towards 10 Hz ( this would put the brainwaves into whats called the Alpha state, a relaxed or sleepy state good for relaxation or self-hypnosis).
Recently, a new method called isochronic tones has hit the brainwave therapy scene. Isochronic tones involve a single manually spaced tone, which is turned on and off in a precise pattern to get results. This raises the question: Which works better, binaural beats or isochronic tones? The short answer: Isochronic tones.
There are several reasons for this:
-Binaural beats have much shallower waveforms than Isochronic Tones. This means that they don’t penetrate as far into the brain or have the same desired level of effect on behaviour as do Isochronic Tones.
In fact, in one study, binaural beats did not manage to beat the control (which was recorded surf sounds) at changing brain function. Due to the fact that Binaural technology requires the use of both ears, binaural beats cannot work on both hemispheres of the brain at one time. This is a disadvatage when dealing with certain types of conditions, where successful clinical results have been gained from working on both hemispheres at the same time.
Isochronic tones, on the other hand, work on the individual ears, and can affect both hemispheres of the brain at one time. Also, whereas Binaural beats require the use of headphones and/or special speakers, Isochronic tones do not. You can pop an Isochronic CD into a player, hit play, and gain the desired effects. This is an advantage for those who don’t own or prefer not to use headphones.Tags: Brainwave Entrainment, brainwave therapy, Do binaural beats work, isochronic tonesBrainwave Entrainment brainwave therapy Do binaural beats work isochronic tones Posted in Brainwave Entrainment |