+91 90990 59947
+91 98980 91340
info@brainmusicinternational.com

What are Brain waves?

Your brain is made up of billions of brain cells called neurons, which use electricity to communicate with each other. The combination of millions of neurons sending signals at once produces an enormous amount of electrical activity in the brain, which can be detected using sensitive medical equipment (such as an EEG), measuring electricity levels over areas of the scalp.

The combination of electrical activity of the brain is commonly called a BrainWave pattern, because of its cyclic, "wave-like" nature.

A. The First Recording of Brain Activity

Brainwaves Sample



B. Modern EEG Recording of Brain Activity

Brainwaves Sample1




Brain Training - Brainwave and Neural Stimulation

Studies show that the brains of many people, when confronted with a problem, will actually switch gears and start working less! Instead of switching to logic and "work mode", the brain switches to patterns of frustration and emotion. Many people have simply not learned to "turn on" these higher cognitive abilities when the time is right. These individuals are unfamiliar with the states of intense concentration and laser-like focus that come so easily to the great thinkers of our time.


Stimulative Brainwave Patterns

stimulative brainwave patterns

To correct this problem, researchers endeavoured to stimulate brainwave patterns that are conducive to higher cognition. What they found is truly remarkable. By helping to optimize brainwave patterns, people can both temporarily increase cognitive abilities and train the brain to produce this activity on its own.


The Research

With the discovery of brainwaves came the discovery that electrical activity in the brain will change depending on what the person is doing. For instance, the brainwaves of a sleeping person are vastly different than the brainwaves of someone wide awake. Over the years, more sensitive equipment has brought us closer to figuring out exactly what brainwaves represent and with that, what they mean about a person's health and state of mind.
• In a 1999 study, Thomas Budzynski, PhD worked with 8 struggling college students. After undergoing audio-visual brainwave stimulation, the students outperformed a control group and significantly increased their GPA. GPA for the 8 students continued to rise even after treatment was discontinued!
• Psychologist Michael Joyce used brainwave entrainment with a group of 30 children. He observed improvements in reading and half year advancement in grade level as well as substantial improvements in attention, reaction and a reduction in impulsivity and variability.
• Harold Russel Ph.D. and John Carter, Ph.D., of the University of Houston, did several studies in which they used brainwave entrainment to treat ADHD and other learning disorders, testing their IQ before and after treatment. Astonishingly, after treatment the subjects showed a 5 to 7 point increases in IQ score.
• Michael Tansey used a similar protocol to treat dyslexia and other learning disorders, reporting a 19 point average increase in IQ score post-treatment.
• Drs. Siegfried and Susan Othmer found that neuro feedback brainwave training in the 15-18 Hz range can produce significant shifts in IQ score, particularly with people who are suffering from ADD/ADHD and other disorders. In cases where the starting IQ value is less than 100, the average IQ increase was 33 points! They also found significant improvements in memory, reading and arithmetic. In a one year follow-up, trainees showed major improvements in self-esteem, concentration and self-expression.

Brainwave Frequencies

With the discovery of brainwaves came the discovery that electrical activity in the brain will change depending on what the person is doing. For instance, the brainwaves of a sleeping person are vastly different than the brainwaves of someone wide awake. Over the years, more sensitive equipment has brought us closer to figuring out exactly what brainwaves represent and with that, what they mean about a person's health and state of mind.


The Table Shows The Known Brainwave Types And Their Mental States:

Brainwaves Types

For more information about each brainwave frequency, and the corresponding benefits of stimulation at that frequency, check out our info graphic series. These images contain an in-depth overview of some of the most significant, peer-reviewed research into the benefits of brainwave entrainment.

Below Are Some Other Types of Brainwaves :

A. Sensory Motor Rhythm

Sensory Motor Rhythm (SMR) belongs to wave type of low beta with the frequencies of 12-16 hertz. Still not many in-depth researches conducted regarding this wave. The existing research results show that patients of epilepsy, autism, or ADHD (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder) fail to produce SMR type waves, because they cannot concentrate or focused themselves to one certain thing.. Therefore, the therapy against the above diseases may be conducted through stimulating the brain to be able to produce SMR waves. And the method introduced is called neurofeedback.

B. Epsilon Wave

The epsilon wave is an advanced research brainwave harmonic. Epsilon waves have been measured at 0.5Hz or below. The wave has been reported in hands on healing and shamanic trance states.

C. Solfeggio Wave

Solfeggio Wave Frequencies are a “lost” set of harmonic tones that have been claimed to be beneficial to the mind and are receiving renewed interest of late, mainly by people interested in how they influence the mind. they are basically sound frequencies that correspond with the tones Ut, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La.

From the previous description about brain wave, it’s clear that the one that produces or transmit the brain wave is the brain itself.. This is similar with the scattering of radio wave, though of course, the type and frequency differ.

Below are the detailed summary:
- Gamma wave is produced by the brain’s cortex visual part.
- Beta wave is produced by the brain’s motor cortex or cerebral cortex part existing in the large brain.
- Alpha wave is produced by the brain’s lobus occipital and thalamus.
- Theta wave is produced by the brain’s hippocampus part.
- Delta wave is produced by the brain’s thalamus and reticular formation part.

Beside being the wave transmitter, brain also functions to receive waves. Wave receipt by the brain is called resonance. Resonance is the event of joint vibrating of a thing due to the influence of other nearby thing’s vibration. So, for the brain, receiving a wave shall mean the brain jointly conducts the activity of scattering the wave caused by the stimulating wave from outside the brain. The condition is that, the wave coming in from outside shall have the same frequency with the brain wave.

This is the basic principle of different kinds of methods in activating the human brain, including blindfold activation. The brain is stimulated with certain wave frequency as necessary. For instance, the wave functions to improve thinking capability, remembering things, quick understanding, meditation, supernatural activities, therapy, or health improvement, etc.