Binaural beats for ADHD is a simple, easy to use music that can help.
Binaural beats for ADHD are those that are used for enhancing beta because increased beta helps people with ADHD.
Here is part of what Janice Colleen McMurray writes (the article is from 2004, but has useful information):
Auditory Binaural Beats Enhance EEG-Measured Beta Wave Activity In Individuals With ADHD
by Janice Colleen McMurray, MA
Janice’s thesis project, “Auditory Binaural Beats Enhance EEG-Measured Beta Wave Activity in Individuals with ADHD,” won a first-place award at the eighth annual Student Research and Creative Works Symposium in November of 2003.
Current Search for a Cause-Electroencephalography
Ninety-seven percent of the activity that occurs in the brain is integrated at the cortical level. Electrical changes in the brain’s cellular membrane polarization and inhibitory and excitatory potentials result in voltage that is carried throughout the brain. The voltage travels toward the cortex and may be measured from the scalp as microvolts. Electroencephalographic (EEG) measures of brain activity indicate that individuals with ADHD have difficulty maintaining the high levels of cortical arousal associated with sustained alertness and focused attention. Specifically, they show an insufficient amount of coordinated hemispheric brain-wave patterns, especially within the beta frequency range.
There are four levels of electrical signals present in our brain: the 12-24 Hz beta waves, which are dominant when we are alert; the 7-11 Hz alpha waves, which are created when we are more relaxed; the 4-6 Hz theta waves that occur when we are daydreaming; and the less than 4 Hz delta waves present while we are sleeping. For individuals with ADHD, it is likely that what we need is a method by which to bring the deficient level of beta brain waves into the normal frequency range.
Music and the Brain
For those with ADHD, brain waves in several frequency ranges may be abnormal. A deficiency in the delta and theta ranges adversely affects sleep patterns and creativity. Other studies show clearly that below-normal beta frequency brain waves interfere with maintaining attention. In an effort to raise deficient brain waves to a more normal level, researchers have looked to other disciplines for answers. Neurologist Oliver Sacks(1) has noted a particularly interesting effect. In 2000, Dr. Sacks discovered that by merely listening to classical music, his stroke and Alzheimer’s patients briefly came alive after being literally frozen by the effects of their disease. For reasons we do not yet understand, patients who are unable to use words in speech are still able to sing those words. EEGs of his patients’ brains during this transformation showed that their brain waves picked up speed and showed a much more normal waveform while listening to classical music.
Focus of This Study
This research tested whether auditory binaural-beat stimulation would result in enhanced EEG-measured beta brain-wave activity in individuals with ADHD. The internal communication system of the brain is based on frequency of neural impulses. Influencing the frequency of beta brain-wave activity should improve the cognitive focus of people with ADHD.
As Janice says:
“Influencing the frequency of beta brain-wave activity should improve the cognitive focus of people with ADHD.”
We recommend you try binaural beats for ADHD related problems. Note: Continue to take whatever treatment you are taking, just try this as something extra. Never stop any medication without doctor’s consultation.
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