While listening to alpha brainwave music, our brains will secrete a chemical substance called endorphin
Originating in Europe during the Renaissance, alpha brainwave music is all about inspiration, in which musicians try to integrate all the information in the universe, nature and living entities.
Alpha brainwave music features 60 to 70 beats per minute and a vibrating frequency of 8 to 14 Hz. The 8 to 14 Hz vibration causes the resonance of the brain and thus leads the brain into the “right brain state” when one feels sober, relaxed, concentrated and happy. They are also more stable in mood and not easy to be influenced by outward situations. The brain receives and transits message by intuition, inspiration and imagination.
When we, children in particular, listen to alpha brainwave music, the brain will secrete a chemical called endorphin more and more. Endorphins are powerful in enhancing children’s emotional stability and lead them to an active state of right-brain subconscious activity. It means the children enter into an infinite imaginary world where their creativity and imagination are largely improved, as well as their sleep quality. Examples are a 2-3 year-old kid who kept crying and failed to sleep and finally recovered a regular diet and sound sleep after listening to alpha brainwave music for 2 to 3 months. Another advantage of alpha music is to alleviate pressure. When a kid faces pressure in his studies or feels upset after being criticized by teachers, alpha brainwave music can help improve their mood.
In all, alpha brainwave music will give one a more sober and relaxed mind, stable mood, higher concentration, memory, creativity and imagination, better intuition and more inspiration. Constant enjoyment of alpha brainwave music will benefit the following groups a lot:
Pregnant Women: Alpha brainwave music can protect the childbirth process, prevent miscarriages, and improve the health of both mum and baby; prevent congenital physiological and psychological deficiency; give the baby a good character, high EQ and IQ, comprehension power, and talent in music, drawing, math and language.
Infants and Young Children: Alpha brainwave music will give infants and young children peaceful minds, sound sleep, good appetite, benign character, and high EQ and IQ. The children can speak earlier and are more thoughtful than their peers. It can also develop the nine core capacities including memory, concentration, creative thinking and more, as well as preventing hyperactivity, infantile autism and sensory integration disorder.
Students: Alpha brainwave music helps improve students’ nine core capacities including concentration and memory, develop their learning potential and promotes learning interest, alleviates fatigue and stress caused by study, and makes study more enjoyable.
Insomnia Sufferers: Alpha brainwave music helps relax the whole body, enable them to fall asleep quicker and improve their sleep quality.
Patients: Alpha brainwave music stabilizes their mood and alleviates the pain caused by disease.
White-collars and Other People Who Suffer Working and Living Pressure: Alpha brainwave music helps them relax body and mind, eliminate fatigue and pressure, restore vitality and improve working efficiency.
To give a better display of alpha brainwave music, it is better to have a favorable environment and do proper preparation. The room should be bright, and the air should be fresh. So it is recommended to place some plants and flowers inside the room. Before listening to the music, you can wash your face to keep the mind sober or rub your hands and massage your face for several minutes with warm palms. Close your eyes and sit quietly for a while with several times of deep breaths to completely calming down. Imagine that you are in Nature and picture the scene in your brain according to what you have heard – the sound of Nature in the alpha brainwave music. Experts from Department of Music at The University of Melbourne discovered that alpha brainwave music can awaken our most original creativity, simulate creative thinking, purify the heart, stabilize the mood, alleviate pain caused by disease and make one feel relaxed from inside out.
The Brain Information Processing Laboratory at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology once conducted research on some middle school students, both males and females. Sixteen parts in each student’s brain are linked to the brain wave measuring equipment. Experts carried out sound and light stimulations which simulate alpha brainwaves to the students and find that their memory are largely improved. As an active brainwave to support one’s study, alpha waves can alleviate brain fatigue and learning stress so they can learn quicker and better.
We can play alpha brainwave music as a background music in our daily life and thus gradually adjust our brainwaves to the alpha wave state to activate the right brain potential. Researchers at the University of California have done an experiment. They divided 78 children of 3-4 years old with the same intelligence into 3 groups. The first group learn new things and listen to alpha brainwave music at the same time; the second group learn new things with computers and the third group learn nothing. Nine months later, researchers give the children a puzzle game to test their intelligence and the first group who listen to alpha brainwave music when learning new things get an average score 35% higher than before while the other two groups’ students show no improvements.