A binaural beat is an auditory illusion of a tone that is created by two different tones. Binary beats were first first discovered in 1839 by a Prussian physicist, and meteorologist named Heinrich Wilhelm Dove. He discovered that, tones slightly played at different frequencies to each ear produced the perception of a specific frequency within the head, based upon the other two frequencies each ear was hearing. This means if one ear was hearing a tone at the frequency of 200 Hz, and the other ear was hearing a tone at the frequency of 215 Hz, the individual would perceive the 15 hurts that separates both of them.
Binary beat wave pattern:
Binary beats have different wave patterns in which they correlate to, which are based upon the frequency of brain waves. This is a list of them below though there are many different interpretations of where the ranges are, though this is the one that I found to be most useful, and present within most people’s understandings.
Delta patterns: 0.1-4 Hz for deep sleep.
Theta patterns: 4-8 Hz for REM sleep, and meditation.
Alpha pattern: 8-12 Hz for relaxation.
Beta pattern: 12-40 Hz for concentration, and alertness.
Gamma patterns: 40 – 100 for Hz concentration, and memory recall.
Benefits binary beats:
The benefits in which binary beats provide are things such as:
- Help induce deep meditative states, and sleep
- Increase concentration, and memory recall
- Help lower stress, and anxiety
How to use binaural beats:
All you need in order to use binary beats is to simply listened to them in a pair of stereo headphones, but it would also be helpful if you found a comfortable space, and wore comfortable clothing, so that you would really be able to connect with the binary beats as they are being played.
Delta wave patterns: https://youtu.be/fnPXnBcd4_I
Theta wave patterns: https://youtu.be/_6z-JtqamT0
Alpha wave pattern: https://youtu.be/knIWQbmmhPU
Beta wave pattern: https://youtu.be/LzP_0FGjEPY
Gamma wave patterns: https://youtu.be/dMnmKC1O_pY