Binaural beats are a sound illusion. They are not a physical reality, rather we perceive them because of how our minds work.
This is not magic, but the scientific reality of how your brain understands the world around you.
Consider the example of visual illusions. The checker shadow illusion is a classic. Squares A and B appear to us to be different colours when in reality they are exactly the same.
Your mind - thanks to the cues in the image - creates a perception, an illusion, that square B is lighter. Our perception of the world is therefore a product of what exists PLUS our brain’s interpretation.
Binaural beats are sound illusions. They are pulses, gentle rhythms, that we hear in a soundtrack even though they are not in the recording. Their appearance is a result of our brain trying to work out an oddity that we engineer in the sound; two frequencies, one presented to each ear, that are slightly misaligned. As a result of trying to focus in on and resolve this sound curiosity, the brain generates and perceives a binaural beat.
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Click here to here it with our engineering and beats applied:
Scientists and medical doctors have proved that binaural beats are much more than a curiosity or quirk. The act of generating and perceiving binaural beats significantly changes our brains and bodies.
We become more centred, present; neural activity calms and the body relaxes.
The positive effect of binaural beats have been evidenced in multiple medical studies, measured by reductions in blood pressure, heart rate, entraining of brain waves, and many other physiological measures.
There is no doubt that binaural beats can help us recover from daily pressures.
The psychological benefits of binaural beats include reduced anxiety and stress, improved sleep quality, longer episodes of recovery, and an increase in productivity both at home and in the workplace.