I’ve been meaning to publish some EEG data on some of my audios (and other people’s audios) for a while.
One of the coolest things (in my opinion) about brainwave entrainment is that it is not purely subjective. We can actually measure its effects on the brain using EEG machines, and we have clinical studies that date back several decades on its effects on cognition, pain management, academic performance, etc.
And this is why I am excited to share this video with you! This was recorded while I was listening to one of the Theta audios in my Missing Link Program. I’ve dubbed in some of my personal observations and comments to help explain it further.
For those who don’t have time to watch the full video (I get it, you’re busy). Here are some cliff notes:
-This was recorded while I was listening to a Theta audio that is also designed to stimulate frontal lobe activity (as you’ll see in the video, it works.)
-One interesting side note, my brain shows some pretty symmetrical whole brain activity when I first start recording the data (before I turn on the audio and close my eyes). I attribute this to the fact that I’ve used brainwave entrainment for over a decade on a regular basis. But that is just my theory.
-Brainwaves are not so static and set in stone. They are quite fluid and at any given time you will see activity in all the brainwave ranges, and a lot of “pulsing”. What is important is the dominant brainwaves that are showing up, and the recurring patterns.
-I was shocked to see that my brain instantly started bursting theta activity very shortly after the audios started (even though I subscribe to the belief that it usually takes a good 5-10 minutes for the brain to fully entrain to an entrainment audio.)
-You will see a few minutes in that there is a marked increase in frontal lobe theta activity, along with a decrease in beta activity. In other words, the audio is doing what it is designed to do.