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Your Brain on Music

Learning to train the brain and focus our attention for better performance is a constant in today's work environment. Psycho-acoustic medicine is the science of how music and sound impacts the nervous system, psychologically and physiologically. Simply put it is how sound impacts the mind and the body. The brain has an inherent capacity to naturally synchronize the brainwave frequencies with the rhythm of external sounds, images and the activities that we do. Hence listening to beats of certain frequencies one causes the brainwaves to match those frequencies. This then induces a desired state of consciousness that corresponds with specific neural activity. For instance drumbeats used during many Hindu rituals generally beat at a steady rate of 4.5 beats per second. This consistent beat induces meditative state for the worshippers due to the brain shifting into a 4.5 beats-per-second brainwave frequency, which is a low Theta brainwave state.

Certain frequencies/sound/music can stimulate the brain to produce certain neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine which are the “feel good” chemical messenger that helps to reduce pain and increases the feelings of pleasure. There are five major categories of brain waves, each corresponding to different activities.

It is well known that the frequency of neural firing in Hz, corresponds with states of alertness such as focused attention, deep sleep, etc. Meditation and Brain Entrainment using various natural techniques enables us to move from higher frequency brain waves to lower frequency, which activates different centers in the brain. There are several different applications of this science that can be used including stress relief, addressing low mood and anxiety, enhancing memory, learning and recall due to synchronization of the left and right brain hemispheres as well as better sleep cycles due to better overall well-being.

At InTune Workshop we introduce you to the benefits of active meditation and mindfulness using Music therapy on Saturday,4th August 2018 530 pm at Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi. Join Dr. Mehak Nagpal & Dr. Sapna as they take through a live hands-on session on Brain Entrainment