Binaural Beats: Applications
This article is focused upon the subject of binaural beats and their potential applications. Today we will proceed assuming that you already have a comprehensive understanding of the history and origin of binaural beats.
Photic + Auditory + Tactile Stimulation
The most relevant application for binaural beats, from our perspective, is achieved in conjunction with Visual Stimulation (Photic Stimulation) as a precursor to self-regulation and neurofeedback. Photic stimulation is best applied through glasses that include flashing LEDs or a strobe light that is tuned to the same frequency of your binaural beat audio stimulation protocol. The objective is to fully immerse the individual in a rhythmic stimulus - Both through Visual and Auditory stimulation.
Through proving individuals with a fully immersive Light and Sound entrainment environment, we may achieve maximum state induction. Furthermore, we strongly recommend that individuals are situated near a pulsing drum-like stimulus such as a sub-woofer which utilizes a single rhythmic beat to accompany the binaural stimulus, which is delivered via headphones. Through placing the pulsing stimulus beneath the individual's chair, full tactile stimulation may also be achieved.
Preliminary State Induction
This, however, must only persist for 5 - 8 min in order to serve as a preliminary state induction protocol or to shift one's dominant brainwave state immediately prior to self-regulation practices. We prefer to limit the total time of stimulation is because the central nervous system habituates to the stimulus and therefore loses the session's intended effect if exposure persists too long.
These self-regulation practices may include executive attention or respiratory self-regulation as well as through providing neurofeedback. Through promoting brainwave entrainment as a preliminary state induction system, we may shift brainwave states, open the mind to new perceptual processes, and prepare for the rapid acquisition of new skills (i.e. self-regulation).