The Science Behind SoulTranSync Meditation
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.
Below is information about one of the first recordings of brain activity.
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF AUDIOWAVES
With the discovery of audiowaves came the discovery that electrical activity in the brain will change depending on what the person is doing. For instance, the audiowaves of a sleeping person are vastly different from the audiowaves of someone wide awake. Over the years, more sensitive equipment has brought us closer to figuring out exactly what audiowaves represent, and with that, what they mean about a person’s health and state of mind.
You can tell a lot about a person simply by observing their audiowave patterns. For example, anxious people tend to produce an overabundance of high Beta waves while people with ADD/ADHD tend to produce an overabundance of slower Alpha/Theta audiowaves.
Researchers have found that not only are audiowaves representative of mental states, but they can be stimulated to change a person’s mental state, and this in turn can help with a variety of mental issues.
Audiowave Entrainment refers to the brain’s electrical response to rhythmic sensory stimulation, such as pulses of sound or light.
When the brain is given a stimulus, through the ears, eyes or other senses, it emits an electrical charge in response, which is called a Cortical Evoked Response (shown below). These electrical responses travel throughout the brain to become what you “see and hear.”
When the brain is presented with a rhythmic stimulus, such as a drum beat for example, the rhythm is reproduced in the brain in the form of these electrical impulses. If the rhythm becomes fast and consistent enough, it can start to resemble the natural internal rhythms of the brain, called audiowaves. When this happens, the brain responds by synchronizing its own electric cycles to the same rhythm. This is commonly called the Frequency Following Response (or FFR):
FFR can be useful because audiowaves are very much related to mental state. For example, a 4 Hz audiowave is associated with sleep, so a 4 Hz sound pattern would help reproduce the sleep state in your brain. The same concept can be applied to many other mental states, including concentration, creativity and meditation.
If you listen closely while using our SoulTranSync meditation, you will hear small, rapid pulses of sound. As the session progresses, the frequency rate of these pulses is changed slowly, thereby changing your audiowave patterns and guiding your mind to various useful mental states.