BRAINWAVE
ADVANCED BINAURAL BRAINWAVE ENTRAINMENT
The Banzai Labs Brainwave series of apps have been the top selling, best reviewed apps of their kind in the iTunes App Store for the last two years and support the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Our apps feature powerful brainwave sequences, soothing ambience, and sophisticated options combined in an intuitive, easy to use application.


HOW IT WORKS

Our Brainwave Entrainment apps utilize sequences of binaural tones to stimulate brainwave frequencies associated with various states of mind.

In this process two different tones are played through headphones or earbuds. These binaural tones differ in frequency on the left and right side by an amount matching the target brainwave frequency. When processing these binaural tones the human brain perceives the frequency difference as an inaudible, periodic beat. This periodic beat is often referred to as the binaural beat for a given sequence and the tones themselves as binaural beats, however, this beat is indirectly perceived as opposed to directly heard since it is below the range of human hearing (Perceived human hearing is limited to the range of frequencies from 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz, whereas human brainwave frequencies typically range from .5 to 40 Hz). For each brainwave sequence the frequency of this perceived beat has been engineered to precisely match a target brainwave frequency. The effect on the brainwaves depends on the difference in frequencies of each tone: for example, if 300 Hz was played in one ear and 310 in the other, then the binaural beat would have a frequency of 10 Hz.

After a few minutes of use the listener's own brainwaves will begin to fall into step with, and synchronize with, this binaural beat, inducing states ranging from deep sleep to intense concentration and focus. This synchronization process, also known as the "frequency following response", is referred to as brainwave entrainment. This perceived beat frequency corresponds to the delta, theta, alpha, beta, or gamma range of brainwave frequencies used in the different stages of each brainwave program to entrain the users brainwaves towards the beat frequency.

The underlying physiology of how the brain is able to process and discern the frequency difference between the left and right ear, or why the brain even attempts to process sounds at this level to begin with, is believed to originate in the superior olivary nucleus, a part of the brain stem, and are related to the brain's ability to locate the sources of sounds in three dimensions and to track moving sounds, which also involves inferior colliculus (IC) neurons. For example, the human brain given only sound input standing on street corner will process the sounds of an approaching car, the frequency of which will be slightly shifted due to the doppler effect, for information on where the car is located in 3 dimensions. Further, the brain is able to determine the direction the source is travelling. Essentially, we're using modern mobile devices that tap into an ability rooted in the most primitive areas of our brain that evolved to detect approaching predators and later to track prey.

We take traditional brainwave entrainment techniques a step further, incorporating overlaying brainwave sequences to stimulate ranges of frequencies, as well as multi-stage brainwave programs comprised of a series of stages designed to work together to create unique mental states, or to take the listener through an entire experience, such as lucid dreaming.

FEATURES
  • Support for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch in a single app
  • Multitasking Support for iPhone and iPad
  • Programs that automatically adjust to the listener's desired duration
  • Multistage Brainwave sequences
  • A selection of ambient background and nature sounds with the ability to adjust the audio balance between ambience and brainwaves to individual comfort levels
  • Advanced configuration options
THE BRAINWAVE SERIES
BRAINWAVE - 30 ADVANCED BINAURAL PROGRAMS
Features binaural programs for Sleep, Concentration, Relaxation, Meditation, Focus, Creativity and More.
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ALTERED STATES - 15 MIND ALTERING BINAURAL PROGRAMS
Features programs such as Lucid Dreaming, Zen Meditation, and Natural High.
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DREAM INDUCER - 5 DREAM INDUCTION BINAURAL PROGRAMS
Powerful Binaural Dream Induction featuring a series of dream programs of varying intensity.
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SHARP MIND - 11 BRAINWAVE PROGRAMS TO BOOST MENTAL PERFORMANCE
Includes binaural programs for Problem Solving, Brainstorming, Memory and Reasoning. Excellent for Test Preparation.
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SLEEP CYCLE TUNER
Features a waking and sleep program as well as a timer and alarm.
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GAMER MIND HACKS - 5 ADVANCED BRAINWAVE PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO OVERCLOCK YOUR BRAIN
Includes brainwave sequences for Rapid Reflex Response, Energy, Focus and Mental Stamina.
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BRAINWAVE POWER NAP
The Ultimate Power Nap, featuring a binaural sequence that induces sleep and then induces a state of mental focus as part of the waking sequence.
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BRAINWAVE OVERDRIVE - 7 NEURO-ATHLETIC TRAINING PROGRAMS
Features advanced binaural sequences for Coordination, Power, Focus and Quick Reflexes.
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BRAINWAVE ZEN MEDITATION - SOOTHING AMBIENCE AND BINAURAL TONES
Binaural Zen meditation sequences designed for different parts of the day.
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