Entrainer for Linux Publisher's description
from Burton Alexander
Entrainer is a program which generates binaural beat frequencies using sound and animations for the purpose of entraining brain waves.
Entrainer is a program which generates binaural beat frequencies using sound and animations for the purpose of entraining brain waves. Entrainer is released under the GPL license - it is free and open source. It can be obtained from the Entrainer Sourceforge project page and the latest version is Entrainer 2.0.0 Final. Screenshots of Entrainer in action are included throughout this documentation.
Entrainer works best with a set of high quality headphones.
Brain wave entrainment is about stimulating the brain to resonate at a desired frequency. The two techniques used by Entrainer to achieve this is through the use of sound and animations. The lower limit of human hearing is about 20Hz. As many of the more interesting states of consciousness occur at much lower frequencies, these frequencies are generated via binaural beats - two slightly different tones, one in each ear, the difference being the desired frequency.
The following gives a rough overview of the relationship between frequency and conscious state:
1. Beta Waves: 12Hz - 40Hz - associated with active, busy or anxious thinking and active concentration, arousal, cognition
2. Alpha Waves: 8Hz - 12Hz - associated with relaxation (while awake), pre-sleep and pre-wake drowsiness
3. Theta Waves: 4Hz - 8Hz - associated with dreams, deep meditation, REM sleep
4. Delta Waves: 0Hz - 4Hz - associated with deep dreamless sleep, loss of body awareness
What's New in This Release:В· Entrainer Sockets, Entrainer can now communicate its state to and have its state changed by external programs and hardware.
В· Library upgrades.
В· Small fixes and enhancements.
System Requirements:В· Java 2 Standard Edition Runtime Environment
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall