Binaural Audio from Nature and Binaural Beats The iOS and Android app uses scientifically-studied technology (the sounds of nature and brainwave entrainment through binaural beats and isochronic tones) to induce desired states of consciousness.
Nature Sounds The app includes 4 samples from Nature Meditation which can be looped infinitely or stopped from a timer. You control independent volumes for the Costa Rican Rainforest. Ocean Waves, Texas Thunderstorm, and La Fortuna Waterfall. Use one at a time or combine them as you wish. It has been shown through science that nature sounds are more relaxing than city noise.
Binaural Beats and Isochronic Tones In addition to the natural ability of nature to tune our brainwaves, the app also allows you to allows you to use binaural beats or isochronic tones for brainwave entrainment. These are frequencies shown through science to take your brain to a desired state. When you use the presets, they each have their own "frequencies" built-in to match the title of the preset. However, you might notice these two buttons and be wondering "what's going on here?"
Entrainment Frequency When we talk about brainwave entrainment, this is the most important value. It is the one that directly and scientifically maps to the differing brainwave states. Scientists "generally agree" that binaural beats is effective in shifting your brain from one of these states to another by using the frequency ranges outlined above. For example, if you want to fall asleep you can use Entrainment Frequencies in the Delta Range. Conversely, if you are sleepy but need to study, you will want to stick to Alpha or Beta. This has been shown to be effective scientifically. In addition, there is much anecdotal evidence about specific frequencies having even more fine-grained abilities, and many of these in the included presets.
Carrier Frequency The carrier frequency is the pitch of the sound you will actually notice. This can be anything from 20hz (the root of your hearing ability) up to generally around 700hz where the effects start to diminish. I would generally recommend a carrier frequency below 500, and I like the lower ones the better. All types of carrier frequencies are effective, so if you are listening to a preset and you want it to have a higher or lower pitch, feel free to change it. If you double a frequency, it goes up an octave. If you make it 1/2, then it drops an octave. It also helps to consider, if you are using a higher Entrainment frequency then you might want to use a higher Carrier Frequency (across the scale). There is a lot of folklore using carrier frequencies that certain harmonic resonances with different things, or numerology configurations, like things that add up to 9. Scientifically, the entrainment frequency is more important, but anecdotally, there are believed to be many benefits from specific carrier frequencies, so feel free to explore!
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