Binaural beats are a form of brainwave entrainment technology gaining traction in the recent media during what Dr. Elisha Goldstein terms the period in which humans are currently living, the “Age of Insight”.
Just by listening to a binaural beats track while you work or relax promises to help increase your concentration, give you a deeper and more restful sleep, or relieve anxiety. A number of free YouTube videos and smartphone apps abound.
Listen to the entire radio documentary programme here. Bonus Interviews: Clinical hypnotherapist Joseph Kao of Cambridge has been a user of binaural beats for 15 years and is convinced they are not merely a “placebo effect”. Listen here to hear Joe talk about meditation, mindfulness and possible medical uses of binaural beats.
Musician Tim Smith from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds,shares his views on binaural beats from a musical and acoustic sound perspective here. Tim found binaural beats whilst searching for mindful solutions to help relieve anxiety.
One of the biggest consumer goods companies in the world (and wish to remain unnamed) has termed London Sound and Arts Designer Aiste Noreikaite’s Experience Helmet as a “One of the major technological trends that will shape the future 10-15 years” as they recruited Aiste to a conference to demonstrate the meditation effects of the helmet. Listen here as she describes an experience an American couple had with the helmet.
Interviewees include (in the order they appear):
Aiste Noreikaite, Sound and Arts Designer, creator of the Experience Helmet
Dr. Eva Lantsoght, Structural Engineer and Technology Lecturer
Gabriele Lombardo, actor in London
Joseph Kao, Clinical Hypnotherapist
Dr. Sophie Scott, Cognitive Neuroscientist
Dr. Susan MacPherson, Lecturer at University of Essex on depression