Abstract — Exposure to binaural beats in an environment of restricted stimulation coupled with a guidance process can safely provide access to and experiences in many propitious states of consciousness. This method requires a unique combination of well-understood psycho-physiological inductive techniques with the addition of a refined binaural-beat technology. Binaural beats provide potential consciousness-altering information to the brain’s reticular activating system. The reticular activating system in turn interprets and reacts to this information by stimulating the thalamus and cortex thereby altering arousal states, attentional focus, and the level of awareness, i.e., the elements of consciousness itself. This effective binaural-beat process offers a wide variety of beneficial applications and vehicle for the exploration of expanded states of consciousness.
The following report describes preliminary results of a study that employed a special set of Hemi-Sync tapes for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) in conjunction with amino acid therapy for a group of twelve children.
What is the source of philosophical thought? Why do we ask fundamental questions about human existence? Early philosophers like Socrates, whose ideas and practices were shamanistic, believed that rational thinking was rooted in and fed by non-rational experiences, such as visions, dreams, trances, ecstasies, mystical encounters, and other experiences of wonder that excite our curiosity and imagination. But modern Western philosophy largely rejected this older view, holding instead that genuine philosophical analysis can only arise through the purging of all such “extra-rational” inﬂuences that interfere with our use of reason, logic, and observation via the physical senses. This paper outlines a new research project, to be undertaken by the author in concert with The Monroe Institute®, that is designed to explore the question of how experiences of “wonder” relate to processes of philosophical-type thinking, and in particular how this question is addressed by TMI program participants.
The study reported here asked whether discernible behavioral differences could be detected in a horse listening to meditation music compared with listening to the same meditation music embedded with Hemi-Sync.
by James D. Lane, Stefan J. Kasian, Justine E. Owens, and Gail R. Marsh
This study compared the effects of binaural auditory beats in the EEG beta and EEG theta/delta frequency ranges on mood and on performance of a vigilance task to investigate their effects on subjective and objective measures of arousal.
This paper describes two studies. A first study measured the neural accommodation (changes in ongoing or overall brain-wave activity) associated with complex binaural-beat stimuli. A second study, based on the same protocol, measured changes in ongoing brain-wave activity associated with placebo stimuli.
This study examined brain-wave patterns and oxygen-saturation levels associated with participation in a traditional ritual conducted in the ceremonial cave located under the Sun Pyramid in Teotihuacán, Mexico.
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of alpha-frequency binaural-beat stimulation combined with alpha biofeedback on alpha-frequency brain-wave production and subjective experience of mental and physical relaxation.
Patients suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) lose the ability to structure their own life. Rehabilitation is expensive in time, money, and effort. A noninvasive, patient-controlled method, binaural-beat auditory stimulation, may elicit changes in states of consciousness and mood. This study assesses the feasibility and efficacy of using this method to improve self-esteem, quality of life, and function of daily living for persons suffering from old TBI.
The Monroe Institute (TMI), through its patented sound technology, has demonstrated changes in focused states of consciousness for thousands of individuals over the last 30 years. While ongoing research at the Institute on the nature of different states of consciousness is yielding rich insights into human development, a continuing challenge for the leadership of TMI is to understand how repeated exposure to Hemi- Sync® technology in controlled workshop environments affects the quality of individual lives.
Since Suzanne's initial experience with Hemi-Sync, she has been fascinated by the potential of the Hemi-Sync signal to assist the damaged brain in achieving a greater state of balance and organization.
Finding ways to enhance creativity in problem-solving during a floating experience, Dr. Deborah Baker, a counseling psychologist and hypnotherapist based in Metairie, LA, compared the effects of rest (flotation) and Hemi-Sync® with the effects of rest and guided imagery.
Certain types of alternative medicine that involve subtle or very low intensity nonmaterial stimuli are popularly known as energy medicine. Examples are healer interventions, homeopathy, electromagnetic (EM) therapies, and possibly acupuncture. Although clinical and fundamental research on these modalities exists, they remain outside the mainstream because they challenge the dominant biomedical paradigm by defying conventional scientific explanation.
This paper discusses the application of Hemi-Sync® technology, in four different formats, to enhance the instructional environment during the delivery of a Conflict Management workshop for administrators. An overview of workshop content objectives is presented, together with the results of a basic statistical analysis of participants’ perceptions.
This paper discusses the application of Hemi-Sync technology, in four different formats, to enhance the instructional environment during the delivery of a conflict-management workshop for administrators. An overview of workshop content objectives is presented, as are the results of a basic statistical analysis of participants’ perceptions.
This paper reports a pilot study designed to test the impact of Hemi-Sync audiotapes on creative responses and divergent thinking. Two Hemi-Sync tapes were used. In Session I, the Deep 10 Relaxation tape was used to induce a deep state of physical and mental relaxation. In Session II, after repeating the Deep 10 tape for the first 6.5 minutes, subjects spent the remainder of the session listening to the Surf tape. Surf consists of the sounds of ocean waves and Hemi-Sync with no verbal instructions. It was predicted that after listening to this Hemi-Sync tape in Session II, subjects would show the best performance when evaluated for creativity.
Virtually all documented studies on the use of sound to modify behavior have been done using human subjects. These studies include a wealth of biomedical reports in the scientific literature and others published in magazines and books aimed at a more general audience.