“Isochronic Tones” have been quite the buzz word these days as far as it’s application to brainwave entrainment. Among the advocates, isochronic tones are far more effective than monaural and binaural beats when entraining a person. Why is this?
I decided to look a little deeper into this phenomenon and discovered an old friend.
First, I looked up “isochronic tones” at Wikipedia. Here’s what I found:
Isochronic tones are regular beats of a single tone used for brainwave entrainment. Similar to monaural beats, the interference pattern that produces the beat is outside the brain so headphones are not required, but since isochronic tones are more pronounced, the stimuli is even stronger. They differ from monaural beats which are a sine wave pulse rather than entirely separate pulses of a single tone.
Unfortunately, this description of “isochronic tones” is skewed. When I looked up three more definitions on the web of isochronic, or isochronal, the same basic concepts are:
- equal or uniform in time.
- performed in equal intervals of time.
- characterized by motions or vibrations of equal duration.
As you see, “isochronic” is an umbrella description; there are not many energy phenomena that escape this description. If it’s not isochronous, which sounds pretty and creates balanced designs in nature, then it’s enharmonic, which sounds the opposite of pretty and creates unbalanced designs in nature. There are very few types of energy in nature that are enharmonic.
Isochronic tones easily applies to sine, sawtooth, triangle, square, and any other type of wave that fulfills the above criteria. Therefore, the Wikipedia definition is a misnomer within the ranks of neuroscience assuming this is the origin.
Fortunately, when we examine “isochronic tones” more closely, we see important details. For example, please examine that above graphic from Wikipedia which consists of square wave pulses. When we see pulses within the asymtotes of a square wave pulse, then we are looking at square wave pulses.
There’s also a video at the Unexplainable Store which demonstrates isochronic tones on a wave form monitor that look like direct current (DC) pulses; if we zoom into the amplitude range, we would see square wave pulses.
There are also videos on the web using “isochronic tones” that are obviously square wave pulses. Here’s an example:
Alpha Brainwave Entrainment II -Isochronic Tones
Therefore, when anyone uses the term, “isochronic tones” as it applies to brainwave entrainment, we know now that they are really talking about square wave pulses. Of course, you might ask, “So what? What if they are square wave pulses? What’s the big deal?”
I’m glad you asked.
There’s a reason that I also run BioenergeticSpectrum.com; the same stimuli with a bioenergetic effect usually also has a psychoenergetic effect. Of course, each different set of bioenergetic functions have their own set of bioresonant frequencies; the same applies to psychoenergetic functions.
We are entrained at every level of the electromagnetic spectrum as well as sound. Of the bioresonant energy stimuli that I’ve encountered either natural or artificial, the most efficacious is the square wave pulse.
Square Wave Pulses in the Bioenergetic Realm
First, let’s examine a mainstream application of square wave pulses. The following is a study cited at Insomnia Sleep Aid Solutions, “Study on the influence of simulative EEG modulation magnetic field on the discharge of median raphe nuclei:”
In this paper the response characteristic of the nerve fiber to the modulation magnetic field induction is studied by using the method of numeric simulation. It is found that the nerve fiber is sensitive to the low frequency modulated signal but not to the high frequency carrier wave. A simulative EEG signal generator is developed according to the change of EEG rhythm during the sleep. The simulative EEG square wave is modulated by high-frequency magnetic impulse…
The experiment results demonstrate that discharge frequency of median raphe nuclei related to sleep changes significantly and the discharge becomes slow, which shows that magnetic stimulation can inhibit electrical activity of 5-HT nerve cell and provide a new way to improve insomnia.
Dr. Royal Raymond Rife discovered that a square wave frequency modulated upon a plasma wave contains biologically resonant factors. Bioresonant square wave pulses are proven to cause electroporation and electroevisceration of living pathogens such as bacteria, mold, and even cancer cells; they can also stimulate living tissues and proper biological functions.
The Plasma Wave reaches us at the Photonic level which is at MANY LEVELS: One level in particular is at the cellular mitogenic radiation level where cells communicate and collect energy. Please see Dr. Rife’s Biography for more information on this subject. In fact, I was using a Rife Plasma Wave device for brainwave entrainment for years and it was quite effective – until the device broke down recently.
Dr. Pat Flanagan’s neurophone
The neurophone is a device that allows us to hear without soundwaves, thus even deaf people can use it. The neurophone sends vibrations along the body’s periphery to the inner ear. Since the processed signal engrains itself within the psyche better than sound waves, the applications for learning have a lower curve.
When studied closely, the square wave output from the neurophone is what makes it effective. Here is an excerpt from Col. Tom Bearden’s site:
First the signal is passed into a section that clips everything into a series of square waves, remarkably analogous to the sort of clipped waves Lisitsyn confirms are the information carriers of the human brain…
The square-wave clipper section reduces the complex signals, their overtones, and their complex modulations to square waves, retaining the temporal content of the wave mix but not the waves themselves…
The holographic brain theory as discussed at the Holographic Paradigm and Nature’s Mind: The Quantum Hologram states that the brain uses a holographic encoding system so that the entire brain may be able to function as a multi-faceted sensory encoding computer.
This means that sensory impressions, like hearing, may be encoded so that any part of the brain can recognize input signals according to a special type of signal coding, that is, the temporal part of a square wave stimulation or square wave pulses. Theoretically, we should be able to see and hear through multiple channels not just our eyes and ears.
The key to the Neurophone is the stimulation of the nerves of the skin with a digitally coded signal that carries the same time-ratio code that is recognized as sound by any nerve in the body. Since our post synaptic potentials consist of time-ratio codes we recognize as square wave pulses, it makes sense that bioresonant square wave pulses provide the most efficacious entrainment or frequency following response.
Since time ratio coding or square wave pulsing is so effective, I have decided to completely integrate this characteristic into my soundscape productions. My latest work, Haunting Wind, Healing Rain is a virtual sea of square wave pulses at every reference point beginning with sub-delta rhythms. The following soundwave diagram is taken from Audacity:
This shot is completely zoomed out over the hour. There’s plenty of white and pink noise, but we can still see the temporal content that can be interpreted within square wave delimiters. When we zoom in at reference point of minutes and seconds, we still see regular square wave pulsing amid the white noise:
I’ve only highlighted a few of the square wave pulses within Haunting Wind, Healing Rain. Within this two dimensional diagram, there are many layers of square wave pulses which emulate actual neural patterns.
I’m very proud of this latest work for helping chronic pain sufferers; it’s not the crowning achievement of OceanScape GhostShip: Altered States, but I figure more people interested in relieving their pains rather than seeing spirits.
There will be more posts on Haunting Wind, Healing Rain and I have yet to do a video, but you can hear a ten minute sample at HealingMindN.com. You can also create your own brainwave entrainment using square wave pulse modulation with Mind Stereo.
Thanks for your time.
Randolph Fabian Directo.
P.S. Another reason I’m so proud of OceanScape GhostShip: Altered States is that it utilizes the isochronal harmonics in nature:
As you notice, each square wave pulse is about six seconds of pink noise temporal content with a one second vacuum between each pulse. If you have ever been in the middle of an ocean in a storm, then you know this is exactly the pulsing, looming feeling we can expect.
More importantly, too many people actually believe that isochronic tones are useless when you get down into theta and delta rhythms. Well, they’re right. What you have to do is get away from the thinking that it has to be simple tones and rely on the isochronal characteristics provided by nature.
OceanScape GhostShip: Altered States flows into an ultra-low sub-delta of pink noise (oceanscape) which modulates upon theta rhythms with gamma bursts. This soundscape is phase locked with a “shadow” of it’s former self to completely open the experience and make it three dimensional (in your mind); it also serves as a kind of “vehicle” of communication for mass free spiritual entities. You can hear a five minute sample at the HealingMindN Jukebox.
I’m sorry I’ve taken so long to post. I’ve been experiencing all kinds of technical difficulties recently. The PC is giving me trouble. Car battery acting like it’s drained. Radiator sprang a leak in another. The gas trimmer leaking. The toilet leaking. The roof leaking. “Why is this happening all at once?” Good question.
Oh yes, I need to get on with reviewing the ARVARI RV/RI Course. I promise to get back to that at the next post. I’ll also have a special offer concerning remote viewing. Thank you for your patience.