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Binaural Beat Improving
Devotees think so: Some think that it is effective. I know of no objective tests to demonstrate whether or not it works. You can try using it with a slate of mathematical problems or similar puzzles to see if you benefit. ...Read more
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Possibly: Binaural Beets are reported to help with relaxation, creativity, sleep & meditation. However, individuals also indicate that they can be used for astral projection & other spiritual journeys. Would be cautious about attempting use for later reasons. * Sleep well, eat healthfully, remain physically active and exercise your brain to improve creative & critical thinking. ...Read more
Questionable: Binaural beats have been studied for decades by neurophysiologists for clues to how the brain processes sensory input. Studies I've seen suggest that they MAY elicit transient alterations in some aspects of mood or cognition. I've seen NOTHING to substantiate all of the outlandish claims made by the binaural-beat lunatic fringe on YouTube etc. whose enthusiasm far exceeds their understanding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Entrainment: The difference in binaural sound frequencies allows the brain to move toward specific natural brain rhythms (like alpha or theta frequency) It does not limit itself to the auditory spectrum. Some have taken advantage of experimenting with the phenomena using the visual spectrum to achieve specific states (relaxation, out of the body experience) Lots of information available to read about this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Beats in a shell: When two tones of different frequency are heard together, the difference is the "frequency of the beats" (FOB). E.g. 445hz-440hz=5hz difference. Binaural beats takes advantage of this effect by playing different frequencies to the L and R ears. The brain creates the FOB. People claim this can change brainwave activity to match the FOB - beta for focus, theta for deep relaxation. Unproven. ...Read more
Its Alternative: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. They therefore remain "alternative". Be careful and watch your wallet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not medically proven: Everyone is different, listen to binaural beats and see how you feel - only you can determine if they are helpful for you. There are no conclusive medical reports that would indicate that they are of value. I find cranking up the radio on a good station works just fine for me. Good luck. ...Read more
Questionable: Binaural beats have been studied for decades by neurophysiologists for clues to how the brain processes sensory input. Studies I've seen suggest that they MAY elicit transient alterations in some aspects of mood or cognition. I've seen NOTHING to substantiate the ludicrous claims made by the binaural-beat lunatic fringe on YouTube etc., whose enthusiasm far outstrips their understanding. ...Read more
Very little: Binaural beats (two slightly different tones played slightly out of phase) are purported to cause euphoria, allow people to overcome bad habits, and improve emotional well being. A study conducted by Goldsmiths, University of London showed no difference between binaural beats and placebo, so any claims made about them should be viewed with skepticism. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
sound in each ear: This question should be addressed to a botanical expert. I know about the subject in animals and humans but never heard about binaural beats in a "nutshell"!¿? ...Read more
Can anyone explain me in brief about binaural beats. How this phenomenon is produced and what are its benefits?
The benefits are: brain sync; that is, the two hemispheres begin to oscillate at more and more of the same frequencies, usually starting in the occipital region (back of the brain) and "marching" forward to the frontal lobes (just behind and above the eves). This produces a subjective feeling of calm, controlled serenity--things long-term meditators experience. Very good for anxiety disorders... ...Read more
I have came to know about binaural beats. Please can anyone explain me in brief about this phenomenon and its benefits.
This is a brain: sync technique used to mimic the effects of deep meditation. In one ear is piped a frequency, say 200 cps (cycles per second). In the other ear is piped a slightly different frequency, say 205 cps. Most of what goes in one ear is primarily heard on the opposite side of the brain. The two halves of the brain cancel out all but the difference--five cps. Brain sync starts happening at 5 cps ...Read more
I have started researching on binaural beats. Please can anyone explain me in brief about this phenomenon and its benefits.
Vibrations: All forms of matter have a vibrational state. Certain sounds like Binaural beats, Om chants, or certain sounds that are beyond 423Hertz, can have profound effects for us. Relaxation, healing, new perceptions acquired. The key is to focus attention on the beat, and during the focus, bring down the energy into the gut/hear. Scientific evidence has shown that these beats do improve BP, heart rate too ...Read more
Whoever told u that: either 1) must think you're terminally gullible or 2) is in the binaural-beat lunatic fringe that pollutes YouTube with nonsensical claims about BBs that may seem almost plausible when you're 17 but that you'll recognize as ludicrous as you get older and HOPEFULLY wiser. In this complicated modern world, if you're not a skeptic, you're a sucker. Knowledge is power; arm yourself. ...Read more
Read article: Binaural beats can prove excellent in helping you relax, sleep, and treat headaches, anxiety. The controversial part comes in when they are used as a tool for various spiritual or psychedelic purposes ( astral projection). While these more ' out there' uses are available, even the leaders in the field that i've heard warn against using them without the assistance of an experienced psychologist. ...Read more
Not well studied.: Binaural Beats are reported to help with relaxation, headache reduction, creativity, sleep & meditation. However, individuals also indicate that they can be used for astral projection & other spiritual journeys. Would be cautious about attempting use for later reasons. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No supportive data: To date, there is no firm evidence of the helpful or harmful effects of binaural beats. Mental well-being is a balance achieved through numerous factors such as stress control, proper sleep, balanced diet, good physical health, self awareness, and other factors of the harmonies we strive for in life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mental vs Health: Listening to Led Zepplin or The Who (oh, I date myself...) would probably be as effective. The jury is still out. Very little hard data. Of course Robert Plant and Peter Townshend are not psychologists and just attending an earnest session with a proficient psychologist sets a positive stage, binaural or not....get the picture? Try it if you can afford it. It did squat for me. ...Read more
Not side effects: Meditation doesn't really produce side effects, but it can help calm and focus your mind. One company selling binaural beat recordings claims their products allow you to "meditate like a zen monk, literally at the touch of a button" and "deeper than a zen monk." i don't know of research comparing actual zen monks doing mindfulness meditation, with regular people using these expensive products. ...Read more
Not harmful: If you buy a quality recording with a reputable company, and practice only when not driving or using heavy machinery, you should be fine. ...Read more
Limited Information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binaural_beats This article provides some information about binaural beats, which appear to be a neurologic phenomenon produced by introducing two dissimilar tones--one into each ear. They are rather controversial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Binaural Beats, real or fake?
Ever heard of i-doser? What are side effects? Can these beats be addictive like drugs? Thank You
I-doser: Research into the neurological technology behind I-Doser is sparse.Peer-reviewed studies exist suggesting that some specific binaural beat mixes can affect aspects of mental performance and mood,act as analgesic supplements or affect perceptions,but there have been no formal studies of any effects of mixes particular to I-Doser. Researchers from OHSU have expressed skepticism based on small trial ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes you can: & there's plenty of literature to support you will achieve exactly what you said, BRAIN STIMULATION. What's still unclear & not agreed upon is how to universally apply this phenomenon of getting the brain to synch up to certain sound frequencies in order to treat clinical conditions of importance. So, for entertainment purposes, "Tally Ho!" For medical purposes- "Still Gotta' Grow" ...Read more
Most likely: The interaction is likely minimal to none and it should be safe. Any medication that acts on the central nervous system may subtly change the senses in a way that may make the binaural beats qualitatively different with uncertain ramifications for the effectiveness of the binaural beats although there is nothing that I am aware of that is described in the medical literature about their interaction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Binaural beats have been studied for decades by neurophysiologists for clues to how the brain processes sensory input. Studies I've seen suggest that they MAY elicit transient alterations in some aspects of mood or cognition. I've seen NOTHING to substantiate the ludicrous claims made by the binaural-beat lunatic fringe on YouTube etc., whose enthusiasm far outstrips their understanding. ...Read more
Could the use of binaural beats help me in increasing my alertness and other cognitive functions?
Yes, especially if: You'll benefit most if you take it quite seriously and use it as recommended by those who know it well. This is due to expectancy effects. These are a potent force that moves us into reproducing mental, even physical, states that we have experienced. Our path to the memory is opened by the procedure. It can't do as well w/ a novel experience, but one you've known - yes. Our minds do it frequently! ...Read more
Is there any danger to listen to binaural beats? Is it neurologically dangerous or bad to brain health?
No known dangers: Binaural beats are designed and promoted to induce relaxation and improve brain health. Research is limited but some studies show evidence of benefits; no studies have found any suggestion of harm. The best review of research i find is at http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/binaural_beats while wikipedia is famously skeptical of alternatives, the "hypothetical effects" section has a good discussion. ...Read more
No harm, no help: Binaural beats have been studied for decades by neurophysiologists for clues to how the brain processes sensory input. Studies I've seen suggest that they MAY elicit transient alterations in some aspects of mood or cognition. I've seen nothing to substantiate the ludicrous claims made by the binaural-beat lunatic fringe on YouTube etc., whose enthusiasm far outstrips their understanding. ...Read more
Is it true that binaural beats can stimulate your pituitary gland to produce more HGH? Which Hz is best preferred for your height. Im 5'5 want to grow
WOW!: There is no evidence that your statement is even close to the truth. NOOOOOOO... you cannot stimulate your pituitary doing so. ...Read more
My age is 38 and sometime while deliver ing a speech i forget the words while I am good while writing.How can I improve this.Is there any supplements?
Stage fright?: People who are anxious in front of others (such as giving a speech or other performance-type activity) can forget words or lose their place in a planned talk. Supplements like theanine may help you calm down some, but working with a psychologist might help you more. Also, low-dose propanolol (your doctor can prescribe) before your talk may help some of your anxiety symptoms. ...Read more
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