Brain Wave Frequency Chart
|Conscious state of mind||GAMMA
Higher then > 27Hz
Anxiety, Hyperactivity, Tension and Physical demanding tasks.
27Hz ~ 13Hz
Active thought logic problem solving state such as math.
|Altered state of
13Hz ~ 7Hz
Relaxing but alert. Thinking quietly while eyes are closed.
Drowsiness ~ Pre sleep and waking up
7Hz ~ 4Hz
As one experiences while falling to sleep or just waking up.
While sleeping dreaming (REM), Meditation state of extended consciousness.
4HZ ~ 0.2Hz
This state stimulates hormone production strengthens the immune system & heals the body.
Pulsed sound within the structure of musical rhythms has been entraining people's brains for many thousands of years.
Since ancient time's, shamans and holy men alike have been entraining and influencing their brains, by methods using mantras or music, such as drum beats. By repetitively using the same sound, brain rhythms synchronize. Brain entraining has been used in tribal rituals to induce meditation/relaxation like states, by methods of drums beats. What happens is the brain entrains with the frequency of the drum beat. Altering natural brainwave frequencies has been practiced for thousand of years, ancient cultures used chanting, drum beats or staring at fire to entrain their brains.
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Do not drive a vehicle or operate machinery or do any activity that requires alertness, while listening to meditation CD's or recordings that contain binaural beats. Not recommended for epileptics or anyone who is susceptible to seizures. Do not use if you have any other medical/mental conditions that may be affected by brain stimulation.
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