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Binaural Beats Help Reduce Asperger's and Anxiety Symptoms

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nichii

I recently started listening to binaural beats. They're a set of different frequencies that play in each ear using your headphones. When two different frequencies play in each ear, your brain interprets it as one frequency and these frequencies can help relax you and can reduce symptoms of Asperger's, like sensory overload. Here's some more information about them.

 

 

 

The word binaural means “having or relating to two ears”. This is indicative of the process, which works by simultaneously sending a marginally different sound frequency to each ear through headphones.

 

The entrainment happens inside the brain, and is caused by a natural physiological response. Upon hearing the two tones simultaneously, the brain interprets the tones sent to the left and right ears as one tone. The interpreted single tone is equal in measurement (Hertz) to the the difference between the source tones.

 

For example, if a 205 Hz sound frequency is sent to the left ear, and a 210 Hz to the right eat, the brain will process and interpret the two sounds as one 5 Hz frequency. The brain then follows along at the new frequency (5 Hz), producing brainwaves at the same rate of Hertz (Hz). The technical term for this process is ‘frequency following response’.

 

 

Remember, the brain will only respond in the intended way if it receives the sound frequencies at the same time through headphones.  You can test this for yourself using the test tone further down the page.

 

Binaural beats recreate brain (wave) states, and are able to bring about states such as meditation, heightened creativity, increased focus and concentration, reduced anxiety, sleepiness and general relaxation. The process happens by itself, inside the brain.

 

The only requirements are for the recordings to be properly engineered, and for the listener to put on a pair on headphones, relax and press play. It’s that easy.

 

 

Full Article: https://www.binauralbeatsmeditation.com/the-science/

 

 

There's various scientific studies that prove the effectiveness of binaural beats. I've tried different ones and they work great at helping me relax and reducing my anxiety. Here's a few that I picked out that you guys can try yourself and see if it helps you.

 

 

This one is good for people with Asperger's. It helps me feel relaxed.

 

 

The first one is relaxing, but I prefer this one more. It does a very good job at reducing my anxiety.

 

 

This one is good for studying or when you need to focus.

 

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furoshiki

Brilliant someone else is interested in this -

I came across this years ago on what is now a favourite program of mine - cool edit 96

It's still possible to get it, will put a few links at the end.

 

Don't know how far you've got with binaural beats. There was a site a few years ago which advertised ready made beats to download as binaural beats which were supposed to recreate specific states, turned out they had trojans. So beware and scan.

 

The great thing about Cool edit 96 is that it has a function called the brainwave sychroniser which enables you to create your own 'brainwave' tracks. BIG tip - it must be a .wav file, don't convert to an mp3 as these clip the sound and don't work properly (wave files will play on an mp3 player - are approx 10 times larger files than an mp3), also use high quality headphones. (Obviously will not work with speakers). Works better if your eyes are shut too.

It also has a comprehensive how to section and links and medical references although these are probably out dated now.

 

There were also flickering light forms of brainwave synchonisation, but I can't remember much about them, had a special name???

 

You can also add any other sounds to like a repeating slogan 'I must stop smoking' ha ha, or even use other sounds.

 

Glad you've discovered these.

this page has info on cool edit 96

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1997_articles/jul97/cooledit.html

 

couple of download links

 

http://www.oldversion.com/windows/cool-edit-pro/

 

http://www.threechords.com/hammerhead/cool_edit_96.shtml

 

http://www.oldversion.com/windows/download/cool-edit-pro-2-0

 

Cool edit was under the name syntrillium and has since been bought out and updated by adobe to adobe audition

 

early (96) versions may only run on xp not win7 or later - you could use a virtual machine or an old computer.

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furoshiki

best link is this

http://www.oldversion.com/windows/download/cool-edit-pro-96

 

others are mostly demo versions - this works on win7

you can only use 2 out of the 5 options at any one time. Make sure one is save and can then open up .wav created and work on it with another function plus save again.

 

It's obvious when you see it........

 

Been using this since '98.

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collectingrocks

Good post and I'm still on the fence with this. Maybe I could just stress that this phenomena only works with headphones for some reason

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furoshiki

It only works with head phones because, with speakers irrespective of how it sounds you are hearing both sides. Headpones are 2 monaurals and recieve different separate sounds to different ears, with which brainwaves then syncronise. As far as I can remember. Does work, at least with syntrillium. The help section explains it. Expect you could search it. You can hear sounds that are not generated externally. Odd to explain.

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Muzical

I use http://www.mynoise.net for that.  I don't find it affects me much, but I can only really get away with listening to things on headphones in situations where I'm unlikely to be taxed anyway.

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nichii

I use http://www.mynoise.net for that. I don't find it affects me much, but I can only really get away with listening to things on headphones in situations where I'm unlikely to be taxed anyway.

Wow, that was amazing! I've been looking for a site with good music to meditate to and this is perfect. :lol: At first the sounds were making me feel anxious, but after I calibrated it, I felt very relaxed. I'm going to use that site from now on to meditate.

I also love how it has a timer and when the timer is up it slowly fades the music out. A few meditation apps I've used have this loud bell when the timer is up. I hate that, it makes me feel anxious. Thanks for posting this site, I love it :)

EDIT: Added a few things

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StormCrow

haven't listened/used them long enough to tell if they work for me. 

 

I started with some for meditation and i guess it got me more relaxed faster.

 

I'll have to start up again

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