I don’t think space is the final frontier-the brain is. Scientists have much to study about the brain.
There are scientists studying chemicals to change brain chemistry. Some are arguing for mental stimulation to discourage Alzheimer’s. Others think that certain external sound waves mimicking brainwaves can increase creativity, intelligence, control pain or alter psychological states.
I don’t think the final word is in yet. But I do know from personal experience that brain entrainment is a working theory.
In the 1990s when a lot of studies were being conducted on entrainment, I got The Brainwave Suite by Dr. Jeffrey Thompson out of a catalog. There were 4 CDs that included sound wave triggers within ambient music. It was sort of like music anyway. The modern version is BRAINWAVE SUITE: Alpha (Relaxation/Med.), Theta (Insight & Intuition), Delta … (4CD + bklt) – Audio CD (2007) by Dr. Jeffrey Thompson, which you can get at Amazon.com. They also have the separate brainwaves available for MP3 downloads.
The four were Alpha Relaxation and Meditation, Theta Insight and Intuition, Delta Sleep and Rejuvenation and Alpha/Theta Awakened Mind.
My absolute favorite was the Delta sleep CD. I am an avowed insomniac and this CD always put me to sleep. My only problem with it was that I wore bulky earphones and they would bother me into wakefulness, just long enough to pull them off. My second favorite was the Alpha Relaxation and Meditation. The first part of the CD helped me calm down and the second led me into a deep meditation.
I didn’t use the Theta too much. I tried to play it and the Alpha/Theta while I typed, but I couldn’t do that. I know that most teens these days do all their work to blaring music, but I like and need my quiet. Science seems to suggest that there is a relationship between sound waves and brainwaves and that sound waves can alter brainwaves in positive ways.
In the conclusion of a study, “A Comprehensive Review of the Psychological Effects of Brainwave Entrainment,” 2008, by Tina L. Huang, PhD., she states that findings suggest that Brainwave Entrainment is an effective therapeutic tool. People suffering from cognitive functioning deficits, stress, pain, headaches/migraines, PMS and behavioral problems benefited from Brainwave Entrainment, but that more studies needed to be conducted. She did mention that it appeared that Beta stimulation increased overall intelligence as did a sound wave test that alternated between 14 and 22 Hz (Beta brainwaves are within the 13-40 Hz range).
These days there are many more brain entrainment programs to choose from. For example you can go to the Ultimate Brainwaves Store, the most Efficient Brainwave Technology with no headphones required and a free MP3 program at www.Brainwave-Meditation.net
I think that people found as I did that brainwave entrainment works, even though the research itself is sparse.
It appears that the brain is capable of doing some phenomenal things, like self-healing, improving intelligence, relearning how to stop pain, relax and relieve stress, improve behavior, and much more with the help of brain entrainment sound waves.