This is the most effective brainwave entrainment method. The music provides audible sounds of even intensity with high pulse repetition. If a brainwave of the Theta-frequency with 5 Hz should be produced the sound will be repeated five times per second including five pauses. Due to the outstanding synchronisation ability of the human brain develops the intended 5 Hz brainwave.
Have you ever been at a club and heard a song with such a steady and powerful beat that you could feel it in your whole body? And once the song started, you couldn’t help but move to the rhythm of the beat? If so, you were more than likely feeling the effects of isochronic tones.
WHAT ARE ISOCHRONIC TONES?
Simply put, an isochronic tone is a tone that is turned on and off quickly, creating the steady pulsing sound commonly heard in house music. In a 1981 study, researcher Arturo Mann concluded that this is an incredibly effective form of brainwave entrainment. A case can even be made that they are superior to binaural tones.
Binaural tones require two different tones from two different sources in order to create the required entraining tone, which is actually produced inside the human brain. This means that binaural tones require headphones in order to work properly. Isochronic tones, on the other hand, only use one tone, so headphones aren’t necessary. The brain is also able to process isochronic tones more quickly because it’s only dealing with one tone instead of two. The waveforms created by these tones are “deeper” than binaural tones, causing the brain to become more quickly and deeply entrained after listening. And finally, isochronic tones actually entrain both hemispheres of the brain independently, encouraging them to work together more efficiently.
HOW SHOULD ISOCHRONIC TONES BE USED?
To get the most out of any brainwave entrainment technology, a distraction-free environment is key.
Make sure you won’t be disturbed for at least twenty minutes. Turn off your cell phone. It’s also not a bad idea to put on comfortable clothes. The most relaxed you are, the more powerful the entrainment effect. As stated earlier, you won’t need headphones, but it’s important to make sure that you have the proper volume level set. It doesn’t need to be at full blast, but it shouldn’t be so soft that your ears can’t pick up the sound.
While listening, you can read a book, practice yoga, draw, do visualization exercises, or simply meditate. The list is endless; it all depends on the results you want. It’s worth noting that even though headphones aren’t required, wearing them may produce a deeper, more powerful entrainment experience.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ISOCHRONIC TONES?
Some of the benefits you’ll experience are:
- more calm, peaceful state of mind
- increased energy
- enhanced mental clarity, creativity, and focus
- more frequent lucid dreams
- the ability to access higher states of consciousness that were previously unattainable
A study involving isochronic tones has also shown them to be effective in reducing pain (Manns, Miralles, & Adrian, 1981). People suffering from myofascial pain and TMJ dysfunction reported a substantial decrease in symptoms after listening sessions.
With continued use, the benefits become too numerous to name. One thing is certain though: you will find yourself more relaxed, more optimistic, more confident and more effective in your daily life.
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