Binaural Beats + Subliminal Messages?
Should one integrate Binaural Beats with Subliminal Messages?
For those who are not aware, binaural beats are simply auditory signals that are generated within the brain when two slightly variable pure-tones are placed in one ear vs. another. For example, if the Left Ear were to receive a steady C note and the Right Ear were to receive a B flat note, the result would be an internally perceived vibrato, which is generated by the listener's brain. This auditory effect has historically been utilized in order to promote a state of relaxation or excitation in the central nervous system, depending upon the frequency of the vibrato (i.e. 2 - 12hz = Relaxing while 14 - 30hz = Energizing). Therefore, some have suggested that integrating Subliminal Messages into the binaural beat audio signals may promote the more rapid deposit of the intended messages into the mind of the listener.
This may indeed represent a more effective way in which to deliver subliminal messages, because binaural beats may be utilized in order to evoke a state in which the brain or mind is more receptive to suggestion (i.e. inducing a hypnotic state).
The study, 'Subliminal messages exert long-term effects on decision-making' was published in the Peer Reviewed Journal, 'Neuroscience of Consciousness'. This publication described an effect whereby subliminal messages were able to impact long-term decision making in subjects during experimentation with foreign language recognition. This effect was most pronounced when the messages were linked with a previously established relational memory network, wherein novel suggestions were coordinated with previously encoded psychological content. Conversely, novel information with little or no relation to the subject's previously encoded memories were not as readily accepted - Suggesting that learning by association serves as a critical component to the practice of applying subliminal messages.
However, the subject of integrating binaural beats with subliminal messages has not been reviewed through experimental research and peer-review, so this remains a question to be explored.