Binaural: Laser Focus | Mindfulness Exercises

(For best effect, listen with headphones.)

About This Binaural Beat: Laser Focus

This audio is the perfect study partner!

The session uses an 18hz beta binaural beat which is associated with significant improvements in memory, reading & spelling. The binaural tone is the perfect frequency for laser focus and concentration.

The carrier frequency used for the binaural beat is tuned to 144.72hz; a frequency which supports strength of will and focused energy, as well as the ability for achievement.

The binaural tone is layered with scottish harp music for your listening pleasure.

Also embedded in the audio is a pure tone 40hz frequency. 40hz is associated with information-rich task processing & high-level information processing. Forty–Hz pulses are thought to lead to synchronization + coordination of neurons assigned to the processing of incoming sensory stimulation.

About Binaural Beats and Isochronic Tones, In General:

Brainwaves ~

The brain is made up of billions of brain cells called neurons, which use electricity to communicate with each other. The combination of millions of neurons sending signals at once produces an enormous amount of electrical activity in the brain, which can be detected using sensitive medical equipment (such as an EEG), measuring electricity levels over areas of the scalp.

The combination of electrical activity of the brain is commonly called a Brainwave pattern, because of its cyclic, “wave-like” nature.

The discovery of brainwaves showed that electrical activity in the brain will change depending on a person’s activity. For example, the brainwaves of a sleeping person are very different than the brainwaves of someone who is awake. Modern science has brought us closer to figuring out what brainwaves represent and what they mean about a person’s health and state of mind.

It is possible to tell a lot about a person simply by observing their brainwave patterns. For example, people who are anxious produce an overabundance of high Beta waves while people with ADD/ADHD tend to produce an overabundance of slower Alpha/Theta brainwaves.

Researchers have found that brainwaves represent ones mental state and can be stimulated to change a person’s mental state, which can in turn can help with a variety of mental issues.

Brainwave Entrainment ~

Brainwave Entrainment is any process that causes one’s brainwave frequencies to synchronize with a periodic stimulus (sound, vibration or light) having a frequency corresponding to the intended brain-state (for example, to induce a trance, dreams, sleep or relaxation.)  It is also called the Flicker-response because of how staring at a campfire or the flickering of a burning candle can lull you into a state of calmness and serenity.

Binaural Beats ~

The sensation of auditory binaural beats occurs when two sounds of similar frequencies are presented one to each ear with stereo headphones or speakers.  Binaural beats influence the brain through a phenomenon called frequency following response; which is when brainwaves fall into step with a specific frequency similar to a tuning fork. The two different tones, close in pitch, are played in each ear resulting in a third wave-like sound.  For example, if a frequency of 100 Hz is played in one ear and 110 Hz is played in the other ear, a binaural beat of 10 Hz is created by the brain. Brainwaves match or “follow” the binaural beat resulting in an increase of 10 Hz brainwaves.

Benefits of Binaural Beats:

Binaural beats work by playing separate frequencies to each ear, for this reason they are most effective with stereo headphones.  The benefits of binaural beats are far reaching.  Just 15 to 30 minutes of meditation a day with binaural beats can improves one happiness and overall well being.  Other benefits include restful night’s sleep, increased energy, and relief from stress, anxiety and pain.  Depending on the carrier frequencies binaural beats can be very soothing and relaxing to listen to.

Isochronic Tones ~

Isochronic tones work by emitting beats of a single tone at regular intervals either through stereo speakers or headphones to cause brainwave entrainment.  The volume or intensity of the sound goes almost directly from 0 to 100 and back again in an evenly-spaced manner. This leaves a stronger impression on the brain, compared to binaural beats or other methods that use wave-like pulses.

Benefits of Isochronic Tones:

Isochronic tones differ from binaural beats in that they use a single tone, not two.  The biggest advantage of Isochronic Tones is that headphones are no longer needed.  When isochronic tones are utilized as a stimulus under specific circumstances, research has shown evidence of beneficial outcomes such as anxiety reduction and increased concentration.  The audios from Tonal Meditation are natural relaxing and the Isochronic Tones allow the listener to reach a deep meditative state.

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