This is part two of a two-part series about intelligence and ways to become smarter through scientifically proven method of brainwave entrainment with monaural beats, binaural beats and isochronic tones. Read part one - Binaural Beats – How to be Smarter here.
A Quick Recap Of Binaural Beats
In the previous post I went into depth to explain Binaural Beats, their benefits, purpose and my experience using Binaural beats from the Unexplainable Store and other sources. Examples of the benefits of binaural beats include increased intelligence, creativity and a deep state of relaxation together with stress-relief.
Just in case you don’t remember the detail very clearly, let me give you a very brief summary of binaural beats:
- Binaural beats are an auditory form of brainwave entrainment. Brain entrainment is a form of synchronising brainwaves to an external stimulus, in this case auditory (related to hearing).
- Binaural beats need to be listened to with stereo headphones. Each ear receives tones of a slightly different frequency resulting in the brain perceiving a beating tone as if the two tones were mixed naturally in the brain.
- Listening to binaural beats gives a wide range of benefits. These include: increasing creativity and concentration to achieve deeper states of meditation and total stress-relief. You can even get binaural beat tracks for the purpose of losing weight, gaining confidence or inducing Lucid Dreams.
As you know, brainwave entrainment can be done through 3 auditory methods: monaural beats, binaural beats and isochronic tones. This article is going to explain monaural beats and isochronic tones in depth.
What Are Monaural Beats?
Monaural beats are similar to binaural beats in the sense that they also use two tones to entrain brainwaves.
Binaural beats use two tones of different frequencies that need to be listened to via stereo headphones.Monaural beats also use two tones, but they can be listened to via speakers (although headphones are recommended) because with monaural beats, the two tones mix before they reach the ear.
Monaural beats are easier on the brain than binaural beats. It is said that monaural beats have a stronger effect on the brain. It takes less time for the brain to adjust to the tones and thus you can get results fairly quickly.
HINT: When listening to monaural beats, one needs to take care to have a quiet environment so background noise does not interfere with the tones and disrupts the entrainment process.
What Are Isochronic Tones
Isochronic tones are the most powerful method of auditory brainwave entrainment.
Like monaural beats, the pattern of interference that produces the beat is created outside of the brain so there is no requirement of using headphones to listen to them (although it is recommended). Isochronic tones consist of entirely separate pulses of a tone and differ from monaural beats that only have sine wave pulses.
The reason why isochronic tones are so powerful is that they increase the speed of the pulses and use equal intensity tones meaning they get the desired result much faster than monaural or binaural beats.
Here is a nice example of a brainwave entrainment through isochronic tones with a visual stimulant. Although it is not quite the same experience as the isochronic tones from The Unexplainable Store, it is a good sample to get an idea of what this whole brainwave entrainment concept is about.
(It does take 8 minutes to go through the entire video, but after just a few minutes you can already feel a difference in your state of being.)
(Read more on Wikipedia)
Monaural / Binaural Beats and Isochronic Tones
Now that I have explained binaural beats, monaural beats and isochronic tones, you may just be wondering what the difference is between all three. Which one should you choose? Is any one of them better than the other?
Firstly, binaural beats, monaural beats and isochronic tones are each a form of (auditory) brainwave entrainment. They each have the possibility and potential to sync your brain and brainwaves in a positive manner. Results such as increasing creativity and concentration, creating states of deep relaxation and removing stress and even aiding in weight-loss and gaining confidence are all possible.
Binaural Beats (above) are the cheapest to purchase. They are effective but are said to be the slowest form of brainwave entrainment available.
Monaural Beats (above) are similar to binaural beats but get the desired result faster. However, some people prefer the sound of binaural beats over the sound of monaural beats.
Isochronic Tones (above) are the most powerful form of brainwave entrainment but also the most expensive to purchase. They get the desired results very quickly and are very effective.
Carl from Binaural Beats Geek has put together a very good (free) guide that explains auditory brainwave entrainment in detail.
Without All The Scientific Terms…
There is no absolute best form of brainwave entrainment. Every person is different and you may prefer one form of entrainment over another. If you start with binaural beats (they are the cheapest and still very effective) you can determine if you enjoy the effects. Personally I found it worth the money to try out one type of each and compare the different effects. I really like the isochronic tones but also have a few binaural beat tracks that are really good.
I have really enjoyed writing this series about brainwave entrainment. I realize that it is rather technical and scientific and I also realize that this may not appeal to many of you.
Fortunately…you do not need to know the science behind these forms of brainwave entrainment in order to use them and to get enormous benefits from them. You can just head right over to The Unexplainable Store. and download a soundtrack that will generate feelings of happiness, confidence, relaxation or whatever else you want to achieve.
Our brains control everything that we do, from the actions we take to the health of our bodies to the emotions we feel. Studies have shown that frequent use of binaural beats has resulted in higher intelligence and a higher IQ, a healthier body and increased confidence.
I have listed some of the many benefits numerous times in this series, but you still will not really understand until you try it for yourself and actually feel and experience the effects on your body and mind.
Get Monaural Beats and Isochronic Tones
As I mentioned in part one of this series, I get all my binaural beats, monaural beats and isochronic tones from The Unexplainable Store.
When you land on the homepage, you will have 28 different categories of binaural beats, monaural beats and isochronic tones 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 brainwave entrainment.
For each category, you have the option of monaural beats, binaural beats and isochronic tones.
The great thing about The Unexplainable Store is that you are able to purchase individual soundtracks to test it out and see if it is for you. Even if you are completely new to brainwave entrainment, you can start with just one soundtrack without spending a whole lot of money on something you are not sure about. You can always add later and slowly continue to build up your collection over time as you reap the benefits from monaural / binaural beats or isochronic tones.
If you cannot see the image above, CLICK HERE to download binaurals / monaurals / isochronic tones.