What? Is this possible?
It’s kind of fringe, sure. But in a nutshell: yes. It’s possible! Now you want to know how this all works, right? Well, the answer is kind of simple and kind of complex. I’ll go simple for now.
Perhaps you’ve heard those people who say that everything in the universe has it’s own unique “vibration”? After being laughed at for decades now, science has actually proven these “crackpots” to be right! Bear with me… Light and sound travel in waves. Well, light is both a particle and a wave but.. yeah, it still has wave properties. Since light and sound travel in waves, our perception of the universe is based on the waveform. Without those waveforms of light and sound, we would essentially be blind and deaf to the world around us. Using that fact as a basis for studies, scientists have determined that not only does our perception of objects rely on visual and auditory waveforms, but the objects each have their own unique vibrational pattern that transforms into additional “background noise” waveforms. The source of these vibrational patterns was as elementary as it can get, yet shocking at the same time: atomic and molecular movement!
EVERYTHING is made of atoms and molecules, from the smallest dust particle to the largest star! But, what does this have with neural training? Just bear with me. I’m getting there.
Not only does everything have its own unique vibrational pattern, but our BRAINS also generate vibrational patterns! The vibrational patterns generated from within our brains are believed to be the product of electrical stimulation, discharge, and currents flowing in our brains and our bodies. Using FMRI scans, we have been able to locate exact spots in our brains that are triggered during different activities and emotional experiences. We have also been able to determine the vibrational frequency that is produced by those places in our brains during that activity or experience.
When I talk about “vibrational frequency”, think about actually hearing a vibration. Have you ever heard a Tibetian Singing Bowl? How about someone making a wine glass “sing” by running their fingertip along the lip of the glass? If you have heard those things, you have heard a vibrational frequency! A vibrational frequency is simply the audio tone that is produced by any given vibration.
But, most of the sounds that would be produced by our brain’s electrical signals are in the infrasound range. It’s pretty much inaudible to human ears, though some other animals are known to respond to infrasound. Elephants can produce and hear infrasound so effectively that we believe they use it to communicate over vast distances! Whales also produce and hear infrasound, which travels more effectively through water, and can use it to communicate across hundreds of miles! Animals are known to flee sites long before they are struck by earthquakes and tsunamis, we believe the animals hear the infrasound waves of the event which are released long before the actual vibrations are felt on the ground or the waves actually reach the shore. This usually allows them time to escape the catastrophe. But, just because we can’t actually hear it as an audible sound doesn’t mean that we don’t hear it! Our brains respond, even if our ears don’t tell us that there is a sound there!
I’m not going to take all day restating science but there’s plenty of people who ALSO recognize an earthquake is coming before it is felt shaking. Their warning usually appears as a queasy feeling and a rather unique type of headache, but it is usually only within seconds to minutes before the earthquake. Animals respond faster because they actually register the sound as being heard by their ears, but humans have much less of a response time because it takes the human body longer to develop enough of an annoyance with the infrasound tone to generate a physical response. Basically, our ears don’t register the sound as heard, but it still creates a reaction within the brain.
This all comes down to the point: neural training. And using tones that we don’t actually hear with our ears! We do have somewhat of a list of the frequencies produced within our brains when we feel certain things or when we do different activities. Sleeping generates a different tone than play. Focusing our thoughts on a certain task generates a different tone than when we do things “on autopilot”. Dreaming sleep (REM) generates tones unique from a deep, dreamless sleep. Active learning and passive learning also have their own, unique tones.
I have been experimenting. I use Adobe Audition on a regular basis anyway, so I already had a good software suite to experiment with. And Adobe Auditon has a utility where you can add tracks with specific hertz frequencies. Perfect! I downloaded some ambient audio sounds, songs, and compilations. I edited them to include very specific tone frequencies unique to what I wanted to use the audio track for.
My “sleep music” has the sound of a stream bubbling by, a campfire, light drumming in the distance and some ethereal tonal music mixed in. To this, I added specific hertz frequencies to stimulate healing, promote deep and restful sleep and alleviate anxiety.
My “study music” has ambient music backed by hertz frequencies for focusing on a task, passive and active learning and anxiety relief.
So far, results have been AMAZING! Not only for me, but my entire family has also noticed changes! We ALL sleep much better, feel better when we wake up and feel more refreshed. We use the “study music” when my son is doing his homeschool lessons and the difference is like night and day! Not only has it helped him stay focused and “in learning mode” during lessons, but more open and calm throughout the entire day as well!
I highly recommend neural training to anyone and everyone! Even if you aren’t having specific issues, there are passive tones that just help you to feel more relaxed, calm and more productive. And, trust me, it works! It sounds weird and strange, but then again… I’m kinda weird and strange so it makes perfect sense that I’d try it out. Even so, I would only recommend the technique to anyone else if it actually worked! So, go give it a try! What are you waiting for? Your brain will thank you 🙂