In a 1973 issue of Scientific American, Dr. Gerald Oster examined how combining 2 pure tones resulted in a rhythmic beat which he called Binaural and Monaural Beats. In comparing Binaural beats against Monaural beats, Oster noted that Monaural beats were shown to elicit extremely strong cortical responses, which is the electrical activity in the brain responsible for entrainment.
In the 1980’s studies continued with Dr. Norman Shealy, Dr. Glen Solomon and others researching entrainment for headache relief, Serotonin and HGH release, as well as general relaxation. Michael Hutchison wrote his landmark book MegaBrain in 1981, outlining the many possible uses of entrainment from meditation to super-learning.
The best description I have seen is on Project Meditation’s Website:
In 1981, Arturo Manns published a study which indicated the amazingly strong entrainment value of Isochronic Tones, as opposed to Monaural or Binaural beats. This was later confirmed by others such as David Siever.
Studies continued into the 90’s with researchers such as Dr. Russell, Dr. Carter and others who explored the vast potential of using entrainment with ADD and learning disorders. Research has also been conducted into PMS, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Pain, Depression, Hypertension and a number of other disorders. Steady research continues today with the work of Dr. Thomas Budzynski, David Siever, psychologist Michael Joyce and many others. The results of entrainment have been so promising that many modern clinical EEG units presently come with built in entrainment devices.
Every day more psychologists, mental health clinics, coaches, teachers and professionals are discovering entrainment, and finding it remarkably useful.
Dr. Elmer Green, prominent biofeedback pioneer, reports: Increased learning ability, creativity, mental clarity, intelligence, intuition…and positive changes in mental and emotional health. “With the creation of new neural pathways, more choices are available. Herein lies the theoretical explanation for the amazing personality changes researchers have reported in subjects using technology to change brainwave patterns.”
Whole Brain Synchronization
After almost two decades of clinical research, Whole Brain Synchronization is revealing itself to be one of the greatest breakthroughs in healing and personal growth. There is more and more scientific evidence that proves meditative practices should be at the very heart of our healthcare system.
With the 8 minute amazing technology of LifeFlow you can generate vibrant states of health and well being. And as stress melts away, so to will anger, fear, depression, anxiety, addictions, and a whole host of dysfunctional feelings and suppressed emotions.
To understand the inner workings of the human brain, we must first study the structure of this incredibly complex organ.
Inside the skull is the Corpus Callosum which is a group of over 200 million nerve fibres connecting the two sides (hemispheres) of the brain.
The Corpus Callosum provides the main route for the transfer and integration of information between the two hemispheres of the brain.
In the vast majority of people one hemisphere is alternately dominant over the other, depending upon the task being performed.
Meditation & Whole Brain Thinking
Scientific research has proven that advanced meditators develop the ability to use their whole brain and to live in a more balanced state characterized by brain synchronization and whole brain functioning. Some of the most brilliant scientists, technologists and artists throughout history had a high degree of “whole brain synchronisation.” Einstein, Picasso and Lewis Carol are a few examples of the small percent of people who used Whole brain thinking.
There are two main effects of reorganization and increased synchrony in the brain.
One is an increase in various mental capabilities:
Greatly improved learning ability
Increased mental clarity
Increased intelligence, increased intuition and so on.
The second is, each time the neural structure changes, positive changes in mental and emotional health take place. As the brain reorganizes at a higher level of functioning, a new and improved map of reality (the way in which we perceive the world to be) is created.
When new neural pathways are formed a greater understanding is born and we acquire the realization that we have many more choices and opportunities than we previously believed.
This is when your life really begins to change for the better.
Irene’s Note: There are a number of companies that provide high quality brain wave entrainment programs. I have tried many of them, although now they are proliferating rapidly and, since I have found something that truly works for me, I am only trying those that seem to have great promise.
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I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Life Flow’s project meditation. Click the ad above to find out more. They will give you a FREE trial with no strings attached. They also give you great support once you opt in to their program. KNOW THIS: I only endorse those products and programs that I would use myself and I am a daily user of the LifeFlow program. It has made a tremendous difference for me in terms of my ability to cope with stress, read and retain new material, meditate, sleep, etc. I have been using brain entrainment since I became aware of it in the early 1990s when I experienced Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). I had light and sound then and I attribute my recovery to using them. The technology is now much more highly developed and they have a body of endorsements that is quite compelling.
One other program that I recommend:
There are MANY programs available. If you Google “brain wave entrainment” you will have many that you can choose from.