In this video, I play my Gonga drum at around 8 beats per second to entrain your brain to low alpha. I use complex, unpredictable rhythms to induce gamma brainwave activity. This combination is great for improved cognition. This track will provide episodic support.
In this video, I play a claypot Udu drum to calm your nervous system. The sound of this drum is much sharper than the soft, rounded tone of the Gonga drum that I most often play, but the rhythms will still calm you.
A recent article in Nature suggests that when someone is experiencing a dissociative state (also known as an Out-of-body experience) the rhythm deep inside their brain is a 3 beat-per-second rhythm. Mind you, the article is based upon a single human subject with a seizure disorder whose brain stimulation implant induced the 3 beat-per-second rhythm at the beginning of the subject’s epileptic seizure. The beginning of a seizure commonly contains an aura— a host of symptoms that can include out-of-body sensations, dizziness, and hallucinations, among other physical symptoms.
But what if a 3-beats-per second tempo could be beneficial for meditation? This is a much slower tempo than the traditional 4 beat-per-second shamanic rhythm used to achieve an altered state of consciousness. In this video, we do an experiment so you can see if a 3 beat-per-second rhythm allows you to achieve a dissociative state or out-of-body experience.
Keep in mind that brainwave entrainment to such a deep state can take time to achieve. Download the track below and try it a few times to see if you are able to have a more profound experience over time.
In this video, I show how complex, unpredictable drumming rhythms stimulate gamma brainwave activity. I also show that specific rhythms and tones activate the brain.
Gamma is a brainwave state between 30Hz and 100Hz often associated with higher cognitive functions, including focus, memory, and problem-solving. Gamma can also be associated with heightened feelings of engagement and happiness. Listening to musical rhythm can enhance gamma activity through high levels of variability and complexity