Binaural beats are an auditory illusion that occur when you detune a tone and send the two tones of slightly different frequency to each ear separately.
This difference in frequencies creates the illusion of the third sound—a beating rhythm. The brain has been shown to resonate at the same frequency as the binaural beats rhythm. For example, a tone that is de-tuned by 6 Hz for example, will create a resonance in your brain of 6 Hz. We measure 6 Hz to correlate with meditative, calm emotional/cognitive states. Currently, research shows that these states are able to be consistently produced in clinical settings.
Research has shown that in addition to effecting our states of consciousness, binaural beats have the important effect of synchronizing our brain hemispheres. Existing therapies such as EMDR and Neurologic Music Therapy have demonstrated the therapeutic benefits of brain synchronization.
Elizabeth's doctoral dissertation reviews the transformative effects of sound, specifically "The Effects of Auditory Binaural Beats on Consciousness and the Human Nervous System."
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Elizabeth, a professional musician, is writing, producing and working with other artists around the world in creating binaural beats music for all. She custom designs binaural beats formulas in the categories of sleep, relax, focus and move for her music.
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