Tuesday, January 03, 2006

How Binaural Beats Transform Your Brain

By Adrian Cooper
Creator of the Mind Power Studio

Binaural beats were originally discovered in 1839 by German experimenter H. W. Dove who discovered that when signals of two different frequencies are presented separately within each ear, the brain detects the phase variation between the frequencies and then endeavours to "reconcile" that difference between the two frequencies. This causes the brain to create its own third "phantom" signal known as a "binaural beat" which is equal to the difference between those two frequencies.

So for example, if a frequency of 500 Hz is presented to the left ear, and a frequency of 505 Hz is presented to the right ear, the brain perceives a third frequency pulsing at 5 Hz, the exact difference between the two frequencies; this is known as the "binaural beat".

Research has demonstrated that introducing a binaural beat will cause the brain to begin to and continue to resonate in tune with the specific frequency of that beat. This is known as the "Frequency Following Response".

The "frequency following response" was researched in 1973 by biophysicist Gerald Oster at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and subsequently published in Scientific American. This resulted in further research and development in this and other areas of auditory stimulation with the objective of enhancing all brain functioning. Since that time binaural beat and it's associated technologies have been used around the world for many different purposes, and in particular in improving the potential of the human brain and Mind.


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