Isochronic Tones to Increase IQ
It's been a while since I released something new and this project has been nipping away at me for quite some time now, and now it's finally ready.
You may know that I used to own a few sites with Binaural Beats as I believe in brainwave entrainment and have seen the benefits using them myself. Well, over the last few years I have been using Isochronic Tones and have released my own program called
What are Isochronic Tones?
Isochronic tones are a very effective audio-based method of stimulating the brain. You may have heard of another method called binaural beats. Both of these methods are examples of a complex neurological process known as brainwave entrainment, which enables the use of audio or visual stimuli to affect the brain and help people with a variety of problems.
At its simplest level, an isochronic tone is just a tone that is being turned on and off rapidly. They create sharp, distinctive pulses of sound, as seen in the pattern below:
The volume or intensity of the sound goes almost directly from 0 to 100 and back again in an evenly-spaced manner. This leaves a stronger impression on the brain, compared to binaural beats or other methods that use wave-like pulses.
Additionally, isochronic tones differ from binaural beats in that they use a single tone, not two. The pulses that affect the brain are created manually by the software, so only a single tone is needed. This has several advantages. Headphones are no longer needed. And if headphones are worn, different frequencies can be sent to each ear, which is important for protocols used in certain studies.
Why use isochronic tones and other brainwave stimulation?
Alpha brainwave in the middle of an isochronic tone session
When isochronic tones are utilized as a stimulus under specific circumstances, research has shown evidence of beneficial outcomes such as anxiety reduction and increased concentration. Here are just a few of the reasons one might use this technology, with links to even more information and supporting research.
Cognition / Attention / Focus: A growing body of research is showing that brainwave stimulation can be an incredibly effective tool to promote attention and focus.
Stress Reduction: The sessions included in NP3 are designed to be naturally relaxing, but it also comes with sessions specifically designed for stress and anxiety.
Emotional Stability / Mood Support: Decades of neurofeedback research have revealed specific brainwave patterns characteristic of negative moods and overly emotional mental states. Based on this, brainwave entrainment sessions have been developed and recent research is showing it to be a very promising aide in this area.
Study help: Isochrnic tones can help optimize the brain for studying- users consistently report being more productive and learning more quickly while using NP3.
Motivation / Energy: Many users report experiencing a great boost in energy as a result of using Isochronic tones sessions.
Deep Meditation: Using Isochrnic tones can be likened to a form of "high tech" meditation, where audio patterns are used to guide your mind to the relaxed, focused state experienced during meditation.
The story behind this product
Honestly, my brain literally buzzes with ideas all the time and if I don't act on the ideas quickly enough they disappear into the ether. This was one idea I had when I was dozing at my desk listening to some Isochronic Tones. I was thinking, whilst listening to it, how differently they could have made the tones and what could have been better. I then had that little voice saying 'bring out your own, you know how to produce them!" So, i jumped up and started work on the site, just to get me going. That was a few months ago and I have been chipping away at it for a while, as I had other projects on the go.
So IsoMind was finally made.
How can Isochronics raise my IQ?
Listening to Isochronics alone cannot raise your IQ, however if you look at the key components of IQ:
- Cognitive function – memory, problem solving, attention,
mental imagery, and perception.
- Ability to cope with everyday life
- Thought and reasoning
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This is not a big launch or anything like that, rather a side project I have enjoyed doing over the last few months and you are free to purchase this product or take a look to check it out, which you can by clicking the image below.
Let me know if you've had experience with Isochronics, as it would be good to get some reader feedback.