Do Binaural Beats work ?

Principal behind Binaural Beats

Basic principal behind binaural beats is influencing functions of the brain in ways besides those related to hearing. The concept is that if one receives a stimulus with a frequency in the range of brain waves, the predominant brainwave frequency is said to be likely to move towards the frequency of the stimulus .The brain integrates the two signals, producing a sensation of a third sound called the binaural beat. this whole procedure is called entertaining your brain.

Characteristics of Binaural Beats

Binaural beats can easily be heard at the low frequencies (< 30 Hz) that are characteristic of the EEG spectrum .This perceptual phenomenon of binaural beating and the objective measurement of the frequency-following response suggest conditions which generate brain waves activity and altered states of consciousness (hypnotic trance).

  • > 40 Hz   Gamma waves Higher mental activity, including perception, problem solving, fear, and consciousness
  • 13–39 Hz   Beta waves Active, busy or anxious thinking and active concentration, cognition, and or paranoia
  • 7–13 Hz   Alpha waves Relaxation (while awake), pre-sleep and pre-wake drowsiness, REM sleep, Dreams
  • 8–12 Hz   Mu waves         Sensorimotor rhythm Mu_rhythm, Sensorimotor_rhythm
  • 4–7 Hz  Theta waves deep meditation/relaxation, NREM sleep
  • < 4 Hz    Delta waves Deep dreamless sleep, loss of body awareness

Research & updates on Binaural Beats 

When your brain begins to resonate with the binaural beat, or “follow” the beat, this effect is called the Frequency Following Response. This phenomenon was thoroughly researched and tested in 1973 by biophysicist Gerald Oster at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.His research on binaural beats and the Frequency Following Response was published in Scientific American and paved the way for further development in the area of auditory stimulation to enhance brain functioning.The Binaural Beats helps the Brain to increase its Productivity and Efficiency and helps in better Concentration and Work Enhancement , helps in creating your own Positive Affirmations with the help of Binaural Beats and you could listen it anytime anywhere with ease and efficiency.