I heard that isotronic tones are better, too. To be honest, this whole idea of "tuning" your brain to a certain frequency fascinates me. Lately, I've been experimenting to see what happens are certain frequencies.
Binaural beats and isocronic tones are supposed to entrain the frequencies of your brain waves towards those frequencies with these effects; for example, for sleep you want to go from theta (drowsiness) to delta (NREM sleep) and then back to theta (REM sleep). The problem is that brain wave frequencies mean different things depending on where you measure them. Theta waves are associated with REM sleep when originating in the hippocampus, but awaking when originating in the cortex. Since brain wave entrainment just sets the frequency and not the location of the wave, it's not necessarily possible to predict the result.
@ DeXecipher: from the looks of things someone doesn't like how you double-post.
I don't understand why people are bothered by having their posts reported on this forum. We have only one staff member, the administrator, and he alone knows when he's around. Nothing bad is going to happen.
@chrisname: Thanks for the table. When I said I was "experimenting" I was referring to the effects of certain wavelengths on myself. As you said, the effects of varying waves differ from person to person, and I'm curious how other people respond to differing waves.
It basically uses consistently fluctuating sound that afffect the speed of your brain (or, at least that's the way it was for me). It doesn't directly affect it, you actually have to let it take you away.
It has a nominal affect for me, so I got rid of it.
Also, those frequencies are brain-wave frequencies. Sound does not translate to theta/delta/blah blah blah.
That's like saying you can modify what someone feels with sound. Although that is partially true, the said person is still in complete control. I can feel agry at a coommercial about dying kittens if I care to, or not feel anything at all.
That kenetic waves can be transformed into electromagnetic waves.
Electiric pulses traveling through synapsis are not electromagnetic waves.
If we could do that, we could create speakers that emit sound that emits light, and that just defies physics.
lol, yes quote from a wiki page with this at the top:
This article needs attention from an expert in Neuroscience.
Brain waves are Electromagnetic. Thats why electroencephalograms work without having to go into surgery, because all you have to do to monitor brain activity is have a really reallly really sensitive electromagnet that monitors the very very ery small and weak electromagnetic field that your brain emits from the current that passes through your synapsis.
I was just suggesting that the terms alpha, beta, etc. could be applied to other kinds of waves, since they just refer to frequency bands like radio, gamma, x-ray, etc.
As for how it supposedly works: brain waves are neural oscillations produced by electrical activity in CNS tissue. If the activity changes, the brain wave pattern changes. The idea of brainwave entrainment is that the aural or visual stimulation causes the pattern of activity to change (not immediately, I don't think) which entrains the brain wave pattern towards the frequency of the stimulus. Whether it's real or not is another matter. This is all I could find out about it: