At the root of all our thoughts, emotions and behaviours is the communication between neurons within our brains. Brainwaves are produced by synchronised electrical pulses from masses of neurons communicating with each other, which can then be detected using sensors placed on the scalp. They are divided into bandwidths to describe their functions, but are best thought of as a continuous spectrum of consciousness; from slow, loud and functional – to fast, subtle, and complex.
Recently, there has been increased focus on the idea of direct rhythmical stimulation of neurons within the brain. The ability to reliably induce and control brain oscillations in a functionally meaningful way would be a breakthrough in the study and therapeutic use of brain oscillations. It is possible to perform a controlled intervention into human brain oscillations in a non-invasive manner by using low frequency waves embedded into music, thus combining the benefits of music Therapy and Brain Oscillation to provide brain stimulation with therapeutic effects. This technique developed by Neuro Code Research is termed, Neuro Soundwave Technique.
In 1990, American psychologist Dr. Thomas Budzynski published a research paper where low frequency waves (0.5Hz to 30Hz) were shown to reliably affect behaviour and mental state. When brainwaves are measured on the surface of the scalp, they can be categorised based on their frequency and amplitudes. These categories correspond to specific states of excitement or cortical arousal.
Many different ancient cultures shared the common belief that music can have positive effects on our mental and physical health, giving rise to the idea of music therapy. The therapeutic effect of music was usually attributed to social and cultural causes, until the scientific basis for modern medicine was established around the 1900s. Since then, the concept of music therapy has progressed from having no scientific basis to serious neuroscientific research.