Isochronic tones are considered by far the most efficient way of brainwave entrainment. If binaural beats are considered as soft-core, then isochronics are definitely the hardcore. Let’s have a look at them.
Isochronic tones is a newer technology of brainwave entrainment than monaural and binaural beats.
They presented by Thomas Budzynski in the Journal of Neurotherapy in 1999. Dr. Budzynski conducted a case study with eight college students.
He tested the students while they were under brainwave stimulation. The test results showed a significant increase in students’ performance.
The most companies that integrate isochronics into their releases claim that this method of brainwave entrainment is way too effective than binaural beats.
Also, some of them try to prove that binaural beats have no effects on the brain, and the supposed benefits of binaural beats are just a myth. I cannot say that I agree with this statement, though.
There is a lot discussion about which method is better and what actually works. I would say that the best method is the one that works for you, no matter if it is binaural or isochronic.
One last thing is that each method of brainwave entrainment is more suitable than the other in stimulating your brain to different frequency ranges.
For example, you wouldn’t try to entrain your brainwaves to delta frequency range using isochronics. It can’t happen. Isochronics are very useful stimulating alpha, beta and gamma ranges but not delta. See here for the brainwave frequencies.
How do the Isochronic tones work?
An isochronic tone is a single tone that turns on and off in a particular pattern. It is very effective because there is no sound at all during the pauses.
The contrast between on and off is very high, inducing a strong neural response. In comparison with the binaural beats, where you hear a continuous sound that fluctuates in volume, in isochronics, you hear a sound at distinct time intervals.
This pattern cannot be missed from the brain as this can happen in some cases with binaural beats. The imprint that isochronics leave to the brain is very clear and sharp.
This technology can alter your brainwaves very fast, faster than binaural beats. Isochronic brainwave entrainment is suggested as a quick way to change your mind’s operation.
Many products out there support that this is the greater advantage over the other methods of brainwave entrainment. Also, no headphones are required. Thus, no constraints exist using these products. You can hear them in the background as you work or surf the internet.
I have tried some isochronic brainwave entrainment products but not for too long.
I found them very effective but also tiring. What I mean is that undisguised tones are unpleasant to my ears. They sound like a helicopter engine and after a while, I find them disturbing.
This feeling can create a resistance to brainwave entrainment. However, there are many new products on the market now that they have taken care of this issue.
You may listen to a calming river that has an isochronic pattern behind so the brainwave entrainment is disguised. A product like that is the Brain Evolution System, which I recommend.
I also used another product that uses disguised isochronic tones.
The tones are mixed with music. But, as I remember, I was able to understand whether the tones were on or off.
Concluding, I have to say that isochronic brainwave entrainment is an impressive technology, and you should give it a try. You will feel its stimulating effects very quickly to your brain.
It is rumored that it only takes 6 minutes to synchronize your brainwaves. Also, as you hear them on a constant basis their effectiveness increases, needing even lesser time to alter your brainwaves.
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