How do binaural beats work?
Brainwave audio technology affects the electrical activity of the brain and allows it to easily achieve different states of consciousness, such as relaxation, tranquility or focus. Binaural beats are a part of brainwave technology, a scientific method that stimulates the human brain. They make our brain work at certain frequencies which are more difficult to achieve consciously in everyday life. Binaural technology uses sound signals to synchronize brain waves. If on one ear you play the sound at 100 Hz and on the other at 108, the brain will hear a difference of 8 Hz. This phantom tone is called the binaural beat. The frequency of our brain waves will soon change to the frequency of that binaural beat, this enables the corresponding state of consciousness (beta, alpha, theta or delta). Therefore, the best effect is achieved by listening to music with binaural beats with headphones on. If you haven’t already tried for yourself, you can do it with one of our specialties, binaural beats combined with ambient music. You can try some of the Binaural albums — Voices of Space, Akasha or Aloha.
Brain wave types
Brain waves are electrical wave patterns located in the brain. Electroencephalogram detects and measures the strength and speed of brain waves. Scientists divide brain waves into four categories:
• Beta brain waves (12–40 Hz), the fastest waves, they are responsible for the normal state of the brain during everyday activities such as thinking, logic, alertness. Higher frequencies of beta are responsible for stress, anxiety, losing focus, insomnia ...
• Alpha brain waves (7–12 Hz), slower brain waves – their speed is characteristic for a relaxed but awake and aware state of consciousness. In the alpha state, memory is increased, learning is accelerated, focus and tranquility increased. It's the link between the conscious and subconscious mind, the gateway to meditation. Stress and fear disappear, beneficial effects on health, encourages creativity. 8 Hz is the rhythm of the brainwaves at which both halves of our brain are perfectly synchronized. For experiencing this try Alpha Voices.
• Theta brain waves (4–7 Hz), the state of deep relaxation and the almost dream state. In the theta stage we dream. Also, it is a state of deep meditation, deep healing, long-term memory, increased creativity and reprogramming of our mind. Awakening of intuition. For experiencing this try Theta Voices.
• Delta brain waves (0–4 Hz), the slowest brain waves, the state of deep sleep, sleep without dreams, regeneration. Loss of body awareness, increased intuition, entry into the unconscious and the collective unconscious and the ability to access information not available to the conscious level. Delta is the state of the subconscious.