Thursday, January 10, 2008

More on effects of binaural beats

There are other alleged uses for binaural beats.

For example, that by using specific frequencies an individual can stimulate certain glands to produce desired hormones. Beta-endorphin has been modulated in studies using alpha-theta brain wave training, and dopamine with binaural beats.

Some people use them for lucid dreaming and even for attempting out-of-body experiences, astral projection, telepathy and psychokinesis. (Note that the scientific consensus is that telepathy and astral projection do not exist, and that out-of body experiences are purely internal mental phenomena. However, the role of alpha-wave activity in lucid dreaming is subject to ongoing research (consult Wikipedia on that matter) Alpha-theta brainwave training has also been used successfully for the treatment of addictions, for the recovery of repressed memories, but as with other techniques this can lead to false memories.

A trial of Delta binaural beat technology over 60 days has shown positive effect on self-reported psychologic measures, especially anxiety. There was significant decrease in trait anxiety, an increase in quality of life, and a decrease in insulin-like growth factor-1 and dopamine and has been successfully trialled to lessen hospital acute pre-operative anxiety.

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