So, which brainwave is best for studying?
One of the most scientifically studied and proven benefits of brainwave entrainment is its ability to improve academic performance, increase IQ, and improve cognition, but which brainwave is best for studying?
Well there is not a black and white, cut and dry answer to this question, but this article is written to explore the different possibilities of how this technology can be used to improve your academic performance in a variety of ways.
The truth is, there are multiple brainwaves that are proven to be helpful in improving academic performance. This is considering the fact that there are multiple ways to use brainwave entrainment to achieve this result.
For example, most are in agreement that Alpha waves are the most conducive to learning.
The Alpha state (about 8-10Hz) occurs when brain activity slows just below the normal waking state of Beta (11-25hz). In Alpha, the mind and body are relaxed but a level of focus is easily maintained. While in this deeper brainwave state, information can be processed consciously without as much “mental activity” to interfere with it. There is also a greater link between the conscious and subconscious mind in Alpha, meaning that while one is consciously learning, their brain is also unconsciously processing what one is learning. Modern neuro-science has shown that only 1 of 6 of our brain’s processing methods happen on the conscious level, so there is certainly a benefit in engaging the deeper parts of the brain, while taking in information.
Another thing that happens in a specific frequency of the alpha brainwave state is assimilation. This is an ideal brainwave range to be in after studying, or at the end of the day during a period where you are learning something new, as it will help the brain better assimilate, organize, and remember whatever you’ve learned. This is why we created the Super Integration audio in our Genius Bundle, so you can relax in Alpha at the end of the day and help better retain and assimilate your newly gained knowledge.
But even though Alpha has been considered great for learning, the most scientifically proven brainwave entrainment studies have been conducted using beta waves.
One of my favorite scientific studies, conducted by Dr. Siegfried and Dr. Susan Othmer, had a group undergoing beta training in the 15-18 Hz range. At the end of the study considerable changes in the participants’ IQ test results were noted. In fact, some of the subjects managed to improve their IQ by an average of thirty-three points! Furthermore, the brainwave entrainment stimulation caused considerable progress in their reading, memorizing, and arithmetic skills. After 12 more months, the participants in this particular brainwave entrainment study demonstrated a much better level of communication skills, self esteem, and ability to concentrate.
One detail about this study, and my general theory behind the success with beta waves is that they have been found very effective in counteracting attention-related issues like those experienced in people with ADD/ADHD. Beta training tends to enhance focus and sharpen up the mind, which seems to spill over into all kinds of cognitive and academic areas of one’s life.
There is also great value in producing Gamma waves,
Gamma, more than the other brainwaves, has been directly linked to increased IQ, enhanced cognitive function, and improved memory. In fact, certain gamma frequencies have been so effective in improving IQ and other brainpower abilities that I use gamma as the foundation of our Genius Bundle program to help ensure fast and powerful results.
So in answer to the question: “Which brainwave is best for studying?” I would say that altogether you want to use a multi-faceted approach, and have options available to you for whatever you are specifically trying to accomplish.
Our Genius Bundle includes audios from various brainwave ranges. We have a beta audio that is designed to sharpen focus and increase one’s ability to concentrate, we have gamma audios to increase IQ and general “brain power” functions like memory, working memory, information processing, and an enhanced ability for the different parts of the brain to communicate with each other, and we have an alpha audio for information assimilation and/or to listen to while studying. In this way, your brain is not only benefiting from multiple forms of stimulation, but you also have the option to customize your listening experience moving forward to fit your personal endeavors, and your personal reactions to the different brainwave ranges.
When all is said and done the best thing you can do is just get started, as the act of listening to almost any high quality audio in the ranges mentioned in this article will start to produce beneficial results quickly with regular use. If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up to grab our free alpha audio, and if you are ready to dive right in, check out our genius bundle right now here.