Binaural beats are something that I just discovered, and so I thought that I’d write about it here to help spread the word. Binaural means to hear with both ears, and in this case, means to hear two different sounds, one in each ear. The history of this dates back to Carl Stumpf a German philosopher who referred to listening to two separate stimuli for each ear in order to create different effects on the brain.
Today you can go to YouTube and find all different kinds of tones to help with a variety of issues. You can listen to these for relaxation, creativity, anxiety, focus, etc. You can listen to just the tones, or the tones with music. I’ve found that listening to the tones on a very low volume works best for me. I also like listening to the tones along with music. There are quite a few videos on YouTube that let you listen that way.
As a person who is always looking for ways to improve my focus, creativity and reduce my stress levels I found this to be a pretty interesting study of scientific research. Do you use Binaural beats? How do you like it? Has it helped you in life? Let me know in the comments below.