We experience binaural beats when we hear two different frequencies, one in each ear. The binaural beat is defined as the difference between the two pitches. For example, if you hear a 200Hz sound in one ear and a 190Hz sound in the other you’ll hear a 10Hz binaural beat because 200 - 190 = 10.
Think of a binaural beat as an auditory artifact. In our example above, there is no 10Hz sound yet we hear one anyway. In order to hear a binaural beat you must use headphones in order to have adequate stereo separation. Speakers won’t work, you have to use stereo headphones or ear buds.
Why listen to to binaural beats? Because they can increase specific brainwave frequencies as our brain mimics the frequencies we hear within the binaural beat. Let’s say you want to increase your alpha brainwaves. Listen to a binaural beat in the alpha range (8-12 Hz). This phenomena is called entrainment or frequency-following response.
Each of these free binaural beat MP3 files can be downloaded and saved to your computer by right-clicking on the file name or you can listen to them here. Select the binaural beat based on the brainwave pattern you’d like.
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