Binaural Beats – How To Be Smarter with Brainwave Entrainment

Binaural Beats – How To Be Smarter – The Science of Binaural Beats and Intelligence

This is part one of a two-part series about binaural beats, brainwave entrainment, intelligence and ways to become smarter through scientifically proven methods of monaural beats, binaural beats and isochronic tones.

 

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Can You Use Binaural Beats to Increase Your Intelligence?

There are some people who are super smart and other people who are really dumb. This is a phenomenon that I have observed since I started with primary-school. I am pretty sure that you have noticed this phenomenon too, so let me ask you: do you think that intelligence is something that you are born with?

In this article I am going to try to prove to you that intelligence can be learned (through binaural beats) so don’t click away just yet.

I personally believe that intelligence has a lot to do with your upbringing and your education in the very early years. I don’t mean so much what you learn in school, but what you learn from your parents and those around you from the day you are born. I believe that everyone starts off with roughly the same potential for intelligence but it depends on those crucial initial years to see how much that intelligence will develop.

Even when someone’s intelligence is not encouraged or developed early on, I believe it is not destroyed and it still remains. It just becomes hidden under layers of false beliefs and self-limiting beliefs. All those teachers and kids who told you that you are not so smart, and all the test results to prove it only work to reinforce the belief that you are not intelligent and never will be.

I never believed that I was really smart. Neither did I believe I was dumb.

I always thought I was smart, but never among the Einstein type of smart. That is why I always got grades of 70-90% in school and never much higher. Of course, the fact that I thought that school was pretty pointless and getting 100% wasn’t worth the effort also contributed to me being satisfied with being reasonably smart but never the smartest.

Now that I am out of school and I am responsible for my own life and building it up, being very smart is something that sounds appealing to me. There is a saying that I am sure you are familiar with:

“Work smarter not harder”

binaural beats secretsRecently I’ve learned about a scientifically proven principle that is being used to improve all sorts of areas in our brain. Among others, these different areas in our brain are responsible for things such as memory, confidence, relaxation, creativity, goal achievements and physical performance.

This scientifically proven principle is referred to as ‘Brainwave Entrainment’. (Explained later on). The three ways of brainwave entrainment via auditory stimuli (related to hearing) that I will mention in this article are called monaural beats, binaural beats and isochronic tones.

Each of these forms of auditory brainwave entrainment have different effects and different purposes (More on this later). In order not to overwhelm you with information, I will cover each of these forms in a separate article, and this article is only about binaural beats.

Binaural Beats, Waves and Frequencies For More Brainpower

The basic principle of brainwave entrainment has been around for decades – way before we were able to scientifically prove- and expand on it.

Albert Einstein for example would listen to Mozart’s music to inspire him. Whether it was by chance or by skill, Mozart was able to compose music that had similar effect to modern-day engineered binaural beats and isochronic tones. Mr Einstein was not certain why Mozart’s music had a positive effect on his thinking, intelligence and creativity. He just knew intuitively that it had that effect and did not need to delve into why it worked in order to get the benefits from it.

binaural brainwaves
As you may know, many things in our world consist of waves of many ranges of frequencies:

Light

Light consists of waves. Different frequencies of light waves result in our brains perceiving different colors. Some frequencies of light waves cannot even be seen by us (infrared).

Sound

Sound consists of waves. They travel slower than light (you see lightning before you hear the thunder). Various frequencies of sound waves result in different pitches and tones. There is actually a science behind making good music. Good music uses waves of frequencies that compliment each other (different notes and tones). Bad music consists of sound waves with frequencies that interfere with each other.

The Ocean

The ocean is the literal interpretation of the word ‘waves’. A constant rhythmic motion with waves of all sizes and frequencies. Some of them collide with one-another and others break on the shore.

Drop something in a pool of water and see the ripples that result from it. These ripples are all waves of different sizes and frequencies.

Scientists have discovered and researched waves and frequencies for years.

They have proven brainwave entrainment by many studies and tests of creating different frequencies and exposing a person to these different frequencies. They discovered that it is possible to stimulate certain parts of the brain for desired (and usually long-lasting) results. Have a look at the table below on binaural beats.

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What Is Brainwave Entrainment

Brainwave entrainment is a process whereby an external stimulus is used [usually auditory - for example binaural beats] to get the brainwaves to synchronise to that stimulus in order to achieve a desired result.

Phew, that sounds complicated! Let me break it down for you:

Our brain uses all sorts of waves of different frequencies to process information. Scientists have discovered that it is possible to channel and organise certain brainwaves via auditory stimulation to create desired effects (such as increases in creativity, memory improvement, deep relaxation etc.). In other words, brainwave entrainment is using a external stimulus to synchronise the brain to a certain frequency.

Brainwave entrainment is usually done through auditory stimulus but it can also be visual (through the use of strobe lights, a dream machine or electromagnetic radiation. I am just going to focus on the auditory forms of brainwave entrainment.

These auditory forms of brainwave entrainment (as I mentioned earlier) are binaural beats, monaural beats and isochronic tones.

What Are Binaural Beats?

binaural beatsThe word binaural literally means “having or relating to two ears.”

Binaural beats are used with stereo headphones. Each ear receives a slightly different frequency of engineered tones in order to get a desired effect. (The frequencies depend on what part of the brain is going to be stimulated for a certain effect like creativity or relaxation, i.e. different frequencies for different results).

The slight difference in frequencies played through the stereo headphones results in the brain perceiving a beating tone as if the two tones were mixed naturally in the brain.

Frequencies are measured in Hertz (Hz). In the case of binaural beats, each ear receives a different frequency as I mentioned above. For example, one ear would receive 495Hz and the other ear 505Hz, which results in a beating frequency of 10Hz. (Don’t worry about the units, I am just using them as an example to illustrate howbinaural beats work). It is said that this resulting tone alters the state of mind and can thus create positive change for various aspects of the brain.

Benefits Of Binaural Beats

So far I have explained that binaural beats are engineered tones of a specific frequency to obtain a desired effect. If you are still wondering what the benefits are of listening to binaural beats, let me list a few:

  • Anxiety Aid
  • Confidence
  • Creativity
  • Concentration & ability to focus
  • Health
  • Motivation
  • Prosperity
  • Stress-release
  • Weight-loss

The above listed categories are only some of the many benefits that you can get from binaural beats. There are two more benefits that I have not listed above because I want to explain them in a little more detail. These two benefits are ones that I personally find very intriguing and worth pursuing.

    • Lucid Dreaming with Binaural Beats

      Lucid dreaming is the art of the ability to control your dreams. The purpose it to be totally aware and concious while dreaming, so that you can imagine anything you want. It can be inspired or initiated through the use of binaural beats.

      When I first heard of this concept, the question in my mind is WHY would anyone want to be able to control their dreams? Well, we spend between one-third and half of our entire lives asleep. It would be nice to get something more out of all those hours than just sleep with little recollection of anything we dreamed of.

      Lucid dreaming is by no means a new phenomenon nor is it some futuristic ability that has not been done before. There is evidence about people practicing this technique as far back as 400 AD and the possibility of lucid dreaming has been scientifically proven.

      People who have mastered the art of lucid dreaming say they have out-of-body experiences, as if they are literally floating outside of their bodies while they are in that altered state. (They claim that these experiences are absolutely amazing).

      I will not expand on lucid dreaming, but if you want to know more you can buy ‘lucid dreaming’ binaural beats here.

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  • Meditation with Binaural Beats

    “Meditation is very important. It has a very high objective – to take us away from this world of suffering into the world of happiness, joy and Bliss. It is a method, a discipline, that we have to follow very discreetly and if we follow it properly we will find that meditation helps us to discover ourselves, what we really are. As we get deeper into meditation we come nearer to the Source of our Being.” – Swami Nirliptananda

    To keep it brief, if you are like most people then you constantly have many thoughts running through your mind all the time. Your mind is always busy and always gives you something to dream or worry about. Through meditation, you can learn to silence all the thoughts in your mind when you want to, and this provides a deep sense of peace and inner calm.

    There are binaural beats designed specifically to help and induce mediation. Find out about these binaural beats here.

My Experience With Binaural Beats

In the last few months I have been listening to binaural beats. I cannot say that I am more intelligent or that I am any smarter than I was before the time. What I can tell you is that stress, anxiety and any worries totally fade away while listening to some of the binaural beat soundtracks I have purchased. It’s pretty amazing, I can literally feel myself relax while I listen to them.

The results of being so totally relaxed are that I can focus a lot better on my work and that I am more creative. It may just be a co-incidence but I highly doubt it. The fact that hundreds of people have reported similar effects of positive change after listening to binaural beats, combined with the fact that I have personally experienced it, must mean that there is a large amount of truth to it.

I didn’t write this post for the sake of making sales and commissions for binaural beats. I wrote it because since I got out of school I have been very interested in psychology and the science of the mind – the science of intelligence and anything to do with it.

Whenever there is a product or a scientifically proven method that enhances brainpower or a method that makes someone smarter, I want to know about it. If it works, I will share it with my friends and readers.

How To Use Binaural Beats

personal growthThe beauty about binaural beats is that you can forget everything that I have just explained to you in this article because it is not important to know why they work. (Just like with your car, you don’t need to know how the engine works to be able to drive your car).

You don’t need to have any knowledge about brainwave entrainment, binaural beats or the human brain to be able to get the effects from listening to binaural beat tracks.

The information in this article is enough to give you a good enough background if you feel you need an understanding about the principle. If you have read this far, you know enough.

After this paragraph I am going to show you where you can get hold of binaural beat tracks that you can listen to on your computer, ipod or player of your choice, as long as they can have stereo headphones connected to them.

The stereo headphones are essential to the purpose of listening to binaural beats because of the fact that each ear needs to receive a different frequency in order for the beating tone to be created inside the brain.

Where To Get Binaural Beats

At this point:

  • You know that binaural beats are scientifically engineered soundtracks that you listen to with stereo headphones to improve various areas of your brain.
  • You know that binaural beats have a different frequency tone for each ear which causes a beating tone in the brain, the purpose being to synchronise brainwaves with the beat of the soundtrack to create an altered state and achieve specific effects (increased intelligence, focus, creativity etc.).
  • You know that it is not important to understand how binaural beats work or how they are created in order to get the benefits from listening to them

I have bought all my binaural beats tracks from a website called The Unexplainable Store – a website specialising in monaural beats, binaural beats and isochronic tones soundtracks for all sorts of altered states.

How It Works

When you land on The Unexplainable Store’s homepage, you will have 28 different categories of binaural beat soundtracks to choose from. Each soundtrack has a different purpose and will achieve a different result (see the screenshot below). When you click on a category, for example ‘Meditation’, you will be given an in-depth explanation of that specific type of binaural beat soundtrack.

For each category, you have the option of monaural beats, binaural beats and isochronic tones. (I will cover both monaural beats and isochronic tones in 2 following articles).

The great thing about The Unexplainable Store is that you are able to purchase individual binaural beat soundtracks. They range from $10 up to $60 per soundtrack so if you are completely new to it, you can start with just one soundtrack without spending a whole lot of money on something you are not sure about.

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If you cannot see the image above, CLICK HERE to purchase binaural beat soundtracks.

I hope that you enjoyed reading this article and that you learned something new today. It can take many hours of reading and research to get a decent understanding of brainwave entrainment and the benefits of binaural beats. If you are still a little confused about the matter, don’t worry. The next article about monaural beats and isochronic tones will help clarify things a little more.

  • http://darkangelights2009.tumblr.com/ darkangelights

    What’s this type of music and where can i hear it online?

  • Basira Khan

    SO I brought a one track to check out the link The Unexplainable Store … DISSAPOINTED at the quality of these. It sounds like real bad elevator music or a kinder- kid playing with the pre-set settings on a keyboard. very expensive at $22! I cant listen to it- its aweful . Emailed the company with my issues- no reply at all.

  • Phil Drolet

    Great post!! I’ve been using binaural beats every day for more than a year now and I can definitely attest to their effectiveness. Used Holosync for about 10 months, and just switched to Brain Evolution System and it’s rocking my (inner) world. That system uses not only binaural beats but also isochronic tones and temporal beats, creating a powerful blend that really stimulates the brain in unique ways. My focus + clarity is through the roof. Highly recommend!

  • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

    Thanks, looking at another one on Binaural Beats. Whatever works right!

  • sean

    call me a spammer… I don’t give a damn!!! It’s just fustrating I came to this topic too late and that the guy seemed to win his argument that binaural beats don’t work!! read what I posted above!

  • sean

    ……… Go ahead try out what I stated its free….

    If you aren’t convinced after a listening session or 2 and want absolute proof… listen to that brainev demo all day…… WARNING IT WILL MOST LIKELY CAUSE YOU TO NOT SLEEP FOR FROM LISTENING ALL DAY however it will prove to you that it works.

    :) go ahead bras! its free! and a gurantee! And no I don’t endorce brainev its just they are one of the strongest binaural products out there, my recomendation after u try and if you want to buy some is to go to xpherience which is cheaper and very effective. he has a free demo on youtube also

  • sean

    @sylvia

    I used to be skeptical on binaural beats, til I listened to a free demo all day, and couldn’t fall asleep that night, since it stimulated my brain so much.

    search brainev demo and download it on there site (brainev.com) it is comepletely free all you have to do is give them your email. A common misperception is that work immediatly always which is bogus.. some take longer. it is like learning dance moves, after a while you get better at moving your legs just as you get better at moving into different states. Also i am aware that there is not a double blind study that suggest they necassarily work, due to the short times they listen, and in one double blind study there was a negative reaction.. this is due to resistance, after listening a while i would get close to switching states and breath heavy and almost feel like i was being lifted.. it just takes time for some. but please check it out, its amazing and too good to be true

  • sean
  • http://www.lewissmile.com Lewis

    Because of this article, I installed a binaural beats app on my iphone. Wonderful!

    It all looks good to me! :)

    – Lewis

    • Diggy

      Ooh, cool idea Lewis!
      I’ll get it for my iPhone too, seems like fun!

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  • sylvia

    I have to say I’m with Dan on this one. I usually enjoy your posts (thoughtful and light), but this one is making my skin itch.

    I have a science degree, and my minor was psychology. I am a trained rationalist and empiricist, and I HATE the phrase “scientifically proven.” (No scientist ever says this, and to me it’s a good sign of something not remotely scientific.)

    I appreciate your efforts and the research you’ve done, but I have to warn you to be careful of what it is you’re reading before you buy into something “scientific.”

    Of the sources you listed for Dan, only two can be genuinely considered scientific sources: peer-reviewed scientific journals. (The link at Wiley, incidentally, is broken). The rest are private sources (the first link is also broken), so you must always consider the agenda of the research being presented.

    Remember that anyone can publish a book if they approach the right publisher, and the publisher has the money to put their word out — just because it’s in print, doesn’t make it true or good.

    The Centerpoint Research Institute behind Holosync is also a private organization, and they happen to have a product to sell (it’s a registered trademark of their company). Of the 49 references in their bibliography (many are repeated references to the same items), I can only see a handful of genuine scientific sources–maybe a dozen if I’m generous.

    Aside from vested interests in given results, there are two very real issues about the domain of scientific research. One is, as I mentioned above, scientists don’t aim to “prove” anything, they aim to disprove alternatives. Because we cannot ever know for sure that we know the truth, the best we can hope for is a theory that still holds up after rigorous testing, while others fail.

    Second, conclusions drawn from research are necessarily inductive. This means that we take something specific (the results of our experiments) and extrapolate to draw broad or general conclusions. This is unavoidable, of course, because it is impossible to rigorously test something broad. How we get around it is by accumulating a number of similar studies and tests, slowly chipping away at all the angles to create more robust conclusions.

    So, you can see how a single study on the effects of theta waves on classically conditioning a rabbit’s nictitating membrane reflex is hardly enough on its own, to stand up as support for the effects of binaural beats (especially since I could only read the abstract, which doesn’t actually give their results).

    Also, just because “hundreds of people have reported similar effects of positive change,” you cannot assert that “there is a large amount of truth to it” without proper research to back it up (I’m glad to see you acknowledge the very possible–and likely–placebo effect in this regard).

    Anyway, Diggy, I mention all of this not to trash the idea of brain entrainment or the use of binaural beats or anything else, but just to warn you and your readers to be careful about what claims you throw around in the name of ‘science.’

    And hey, if you find that listening to binaural beats has helped you in any way, then that’s great, and I encourage you to keep it up. I guess that’s what counts–its effect on you and the life you produce for yourself. If Einstein had attributed his genius to petting a grey cat on Tuesdays, I might not believe him, but I’d sure be glad he did it anyway, because we all get to benefit from the product of his greatness.

    • Diggy

      Hey Sylvia!

      Firstly I want to thank you for taking the time to state your view in such a clear and detailed manner. The topic of brainwave entrainment or at least the way I presented it has caused a bit of a stir amongst readers.

      I always write about things that I have at least a bit of experience with and I like to write about things that could make a difference to the lives of readers. I know that science and research are not the ultimate factor in determining if something is right, I mean a few hundred years ago scientists thought that the earth was flat. Many things that you see and hear are far from the truth, especially if you start analyzing what the government tells the public.(but that’s for another post).

      Brainwave entrainment and binaural beats etc may very well be a gray area and there could indeed not be noticeable effects on other people. I did mention this in the article when I spoke of my own experience with it. One thing I do feel is more relaxed and stress-free, which for me alone is enough reason to investigate and listen to binaural beats every now and then. It is of course not a replacement for reading, studying and hard work, but it can be a supplement, just like multivitamins are not replacements to a healthy diet, they are just supplements to give the body and mind a boost.

      I hope that you understand my point of view but I apologize if my article was not presented in a clear enough way. The terms of ‘scientifically proven’ were maybe a bit loosely thrown in there (without proper backup).

      Have a beautiful day!
      Cheers
      Diggy

  • http://thepolyman.com/ Andrew

    Hey Diggy,

    That’s a pretty in-depth post about binaural beats! I wasn’t aware of the site you posted, so thanks for the resource.

    I currently listen to Paul Sheele’s Paraliminals (which I think are binaural beats) once in a great while. As a hypnotist, I notice lots of similarities in language which makes sense for relaxation and suggestions. I’m not sure how great they work long-term, but they put me into a nice light trance which is great anyways :)

    Have you any experience with them?

    Andrew

    • Diggy

      Hey Andrew!

      You’re welcome, I’m glad to hear that it got you interested. I have never heard of Paul Sheele nor of Paraliminals so I will do some Googling!

      I know what you mean about the light trance feeling, that is what I get from listening to binaural beats.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  • Sami Paju

    Way to go Diggy! Great article, and thanks for putting up links to further information in the comments. I have an interest in psychology and neuroscience, but this is a completely new concept to me, so I’m very eager to find out more :)

    //sami
    .-= Sami Paju´s last blog ..Thoughts, ideas, and freeing your mind =-.

    • Diggy

      Hey Sami!

      Thank you! Glad that you enjoyed it! There is a LOT of information about brainwave entrainment and it is quite a study to understand everything there is to know about it, but it is definitely worth spending a day or two researching and experimenting with :)

  • http://www.simplywilldo.com Zoli Cserei

    I was a bit skeptical when it came to binaural/isochronic beats, but since I don’t know you as being a fool/gay, I finally gave it a try. (found a site with dozens of legal free tones)

    No intense effects so far, but I definitely felt some interesting stuff. You made me curious ;)

    Zoli

    • Diggy

      Hey Zoli!

      Thanks for thinking I am not a fool/gay :P

      Glad to hear that I got you curious. Yeah there are indeed sites out there with free binaural beats and brainwave entrainment resources, but I never know their quality so I would not suggest them to my readers. I experienced the same, no dramatic or intense improvements in intelligence but a very relaxed and soothing feel after listening to them.

  • Xuan

    Diggy,

    After reading YOU – Version 2.0, in which you mentioned Binaural Beats and Isochronic tones, I tried them out, it’s been working great so far. Can’t say my IQ shot up, but ideas related to my work are pouring in easier. I experience less performance anxiety and my sleep improved a lot. Overall, I’ve obtained more efficiency and effectiveness in my life generally.

    Thank you for this great blog, the free book and this post! I hope more people gets benefit by you. :)

    Xuan

    • Diggy

      Hey Xuan!

      Thank you for your kind words! I am really happy to hear that you get a benefit from reading my articles and using my suggestions:)
      I have exactly the same experience with Binaural Beats, I don’t feel smarter, but definetly more relaxed which in turn allows me to be more creative.

      Have an awesome day!

  • http://twitter.com/MichaelCantone Michael

    This is s very informative article.

    At 30 years old I decided it was time to get a degree.

    Electronics was not doing it for me but the money kept me in this field in spite of my degree.

    Twenty years later I returned to college which was tough for me.

    But what I remembered most was philosophy.

    This was like taking me back to my first philosophy class which I loved.

    This is great stuff.

    Are they taking affiliates?
    .-= Michael´s last blog ..MichaelCantone: How is everything going? =-.

    • Diggy

      Hey Michael!

      Thank you for leaving a comment :)
      I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed reading this article and that it makes you want to research it a bit more. Yes there are brainwave entrainment sites offering affiliate programs. A quick Google search will give you a few options immediately.

      Cheers

  • Dan

    Hey man, recently started reading your blog and I have found some interesting stuff worth reading. This article, however, leaves a bit to be desired.

    Really my main criticism is that you keep saying “scientifically proven” but don’t provide links to said proof. When you’re talking about something that (let’s be honest) sounds like complete BS, it’s really important to include proof instead of just telling us its been proven.

    That said, I’d try these things if they were free. I like to think I’m open minded-enough to admit when I’m wrong. It really sounds like a scam to me though, so I won’t be paying money for it until I see actual proof.

    Hope this doesn’t come across as too harsh. I am enjoying your blog, so keep up the good work.

    D

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  • http://www.mindbodyom.com Tisha Morris

    I often use the binaural beats iphone app to help me fall asleep and it really seems to work. Your thoughts on the quality of apps and/or which one(s) you think are better?
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    • Diggy

      Hey Tisha!

      I personally do not have an iPhone nor have I ever had the chance to listen to the apps. It would be interesting to try that sometime.

      Do you feel like the binaural beats on your iPhone have an effect on your mood/state of being?

  • Matt

    Hey Diggy,

    I too have a passion for psychology. In fact, I was studying it in college before I realized I didn’t want to be in school and left to go into business for myself.

    More to the point: I recently ordered a free trial of a similar technology called Holosync. It is advertised as a soothing audio track that you listen to with stereo headphones that will allow you to “Meditate like a Zen Monk at the Push of a Button…” according to the header of the letter that came with my CD.

    In truth I was quite skeptical and really only ordered it because it was free, so I haven’t actually tried it, although I’m definitely taking another look at it now after your account of your success with audio induced deep relaxation.

    Personally I am in agreement with you that the fundamental difference in human intelligence relates not to the amount of it that a person has, but rather how much they are tapping in to. I also have a theory, that I was working on when I used to study psychology, that genius is not so much a unique trait but rather a factor of how much of a persons SUBconscious mind they are able to actively utilize for problem solving.

    I wonder if such wave stimulation technology holds the key to tapping into the massively unfathomable computational potential of the human subconscious mind. Something to ponder for sure…

    Have a good one,
    Matt

    • Diggy

      Hey Matt!

      I have heard about Holosync but have not had the chance to experiment with it. You are right about being skeptical about it because it is not something that will provide instant change, but it can definitely have a positive effect over time. However, I would recommend brainwave entrainment to people and tell them that they should not expect it to completely make their life 100 times better, but if they have an open mind and are willing to try something new, then binaural beats are very interesting to listen to and experience.

      I agree with you by saying that intelligence can be tapped into. Many people don’t even realize they have to potential to be intelligent, which is what I mention when their intelligence is covered up and hidden by self-limiting and false beliefs about their own abilities.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  • http://RelativeStrengthAdvantage.com Yavor

    Diggy, I didn’t expect for you to pick this topic. Very thought provoking. I’ve tried listening to such soundtracks before but I felt nothing – but maybe the key is a better sound system (I listened on the tiny computer speakers).

    As for classical music, etc – I will give ole Wolfgang a shot :)

    Y.
    .-= Yavor´s last blog ..Full Contact Twist For Samurai Abs Of Steel =-.

    • Diggy

      Hey Yavor!

      It is indeed very interesting and I love learning about these kinds of methods ans scientific studies. I’m taking a guess in saying that it probably has to do with the placebo effect too, if you think it is going to make a difference, the chance it greater that it will.

      I certainly do feel an effect after listening to binaural beats, but I’m still learning about it and experimenting with it.
      Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome week!

    • Linda

      Give it a try with Stereo headphones, Yavor.

      Diggy did a great job of explaining about it, but you do need to listen with stereo headphones or you won’t have the binaural effect.

      • Diggy – UpgradeReality.com

        Thanks for the advice Linda :)

  • adamquean

    Hey Diggy, although this is a thought provoking article which has led me to read a little on the subject, I have to say that I believe the brain to be more like a muscle. Without regular brain workout through reading, writing, learning or some form of task or puzzle etc etc, you cannot increase your intelligence. As for the stress,worry, anxiety etc, I would have to say that living a stress free life would be unrealistic, stress (and other associated precieved problems) can be turned into a positive and make you strive to succeed and better yourself. You just need to learn how to harness and control your own life and the direction you wish to take.

    Having said that, I enjoyed the article and learnt something new, so whether or not the science behind your article is correct, my brain did indeed get a workout! ;)

    • Diggy

      Hey Adam,

      Glad to hear it made you think. Brainwave entrainment is indeed a very large topic and not something that you can learn about or fully understand in an hour or two. I definitely think there is a lot to it, just as scientific studies have proven.

      I love learning about these kind of things, because the more you know and the more you read, the bigger the chance is that one day you put a whole lot of things together and come up with a brilliant method or solution to a common problem.

      Cheers :)

  • David

    Wow! It’s one of the best and the most informative articles I’ve read!!!

    thank you for sharing, i’am waiting for the next post…

    G R E A T !
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    • Diggy

      Thanks David!