There is some thought that listening to binaural tones can improve your attention, concentration, and consciousness.
What are binaural tones you ask? Good question!
Let’s go with my simple explanation. Say you are wearing a stereo headset. In your left ear, a sound is playing at a 400 Hz frequency, and in your right ear, the sound is playing at 410 Hz. The difference is 10 Hz, which your brain detects as a beat at 10 Hz. 10 Hz places it in your brain’s Alpha frequency range, which is good for relaxation.(1)
Does this actually work? I don’t know. But if you want to try it for yourself, visit the I Dose website, where they have a number of Binaural Beats available for streaming media playing. As I think streaming media generally sucks (ie. tied to your computer, can’t drop it onto your iPod/MP3 player etc.), I have the direct download links here:
|I Dose track||Benefit||File link|
|Mirage||Helps with art & creative activities||hallucinations|
|Super brain||Helps in problem solving activities||super-brain|
|Inspiration and Creativity||Stimulating inspiration and creativity||inspiration|
|Coffee break||Wakes you up and sharpens your alertness||Coffee|
|Aspirin||Helps against headaches and general pains||Aspirin|
|Relaxation||Relax at the end of busy days and weeks||Energy-cleaning|
|Meditation||Helps in getting in meditation state||Meditation|
|Pain killers||Helps with general pain||Pain-Killers|
|Lucid dreams||Intensifies dreams||Lucid-dreams|
|Energy drink||Boost of energy||Energy-drink|
|Focus||Sharpens your mind||Focus|
1 – the sharp-eyed will notice my explanation is similar to the Wikipedia one. That’s because I borrowed from there.