- Hi all
about 6 months ago I came acrossed a web article about entraining your
own brain waves using a tone generator.
by listening to these tones you were/are supposed to be able to
achieve states of alertness or calmness or whatever. [able to leap
tall buildings at a single bound... etc, etc]. As per normal, I was
skeptical... but the price for it was right, so... what the heck.
Below is the first paragraph from the web site.
Welcome to the world of Binaural Beats!
The theory behind binaural beats is that if you apply slightly
different frequency sine waves to each ear, a beating affect is
created in the brain itself, due to the brain's internal wiring. If,
in the presence of these tones, you relax and let your mind go, your
mind will naturally synchronize with the beat frequency. In this way
it is possible to tune the frequency of your brain waves to particular
frequencies that you have selected, using of the four bands: Delta -
deep sleep, Theta - dreaming and intuitive stuff, Alpha - awake,
focussed inside, Beta - awake, focussed outside.
The stuff is easy to use but does require two channel ear plugs.
The ones I use came with the IBM laptop I'm using. They're just the
kind you hang in your ear - no head phones - made by Sony, and
relatively cheap. [couple of dollars??]
I played around with it for a couple of days but didn't notice any
super-powers making themselves evident... so I lost interest.
An hour ago I thought about using this software to duplicate the Hum.
I succeeded, at least to my satisfaction. It requires 'playing' two
differnt 'files' at the same time. Something the program does just
fine. In fact, it can play dozens of files all at the same time. That
can produce some really weird effects, though.
The URL to the web site is: http://uazu.net/sbagen/
the software is free, downloadable, and easy to install. Or for those
of you who are paranoid about running downloaded executables on your
computer systems... the source code is available and you can make your
own executable, if you have a compiler and the necessary skill. :)
If anyone's interested in 'hearing' my approximation-to-the-hum files
I'd be glad to email them to you. or post them for the entire
group. [it's only a couple of lines of directions that the program
reads and then 'plays']
I could probably package the executable up and put it on the forum, if
anyone is interested. I'm using Window Xp so that's what I'd be
uploading. Or, I can email it to any individual who contacts me
outside of the forum.
One other thought. This might be a way for people to block the hum
too. The program can create .wav files, and they offer a file that
will create a 'river' sound. Or you could possibly create a file
that's pleasant to you and which blocks the hum.