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I am of the opinion that Beta should feel more energetic than other binaural beats, so I moved beyond my comfort zone and worked out a different kind of mix than my normal ambient noodling.

Binaural beats or binaural tones are auditory processing artifacts, or apparent sounds, the perception of which arises in the brain for specific physical stimuli. This effect was discovered in 1839 by Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, and earned greater public awareness in the late 20th century based on claims that binaural beats could help induce relaxation, meditation, creativity and other desirable mental states. The effect on the brainwaves depends on the difference in frequencies of each tone: for example, if 300 Hz was played in one ear and 310 in the other, then the binaural beat would have a frequency of 10 Hz.

The brain produces a phenomenon resulting in low-frequency pulsations in the amplitude and sound localization of a perceived sound when two tones at slightly different frequencies are presented separately, one to each of a subject’s ears, using stereo headphones. A beating tone will be perceived, as if the two tones mixed naturally, out of the brain. The frequencies of the tones must be below 1,000 hertz for the beating to be noticeable.

The difference between the two frequencies must be small (less than or equal to 30 Hz) for the effect to occur; otherwise, the two tones will be heard separately and no beat will be perceived. An on-line sound example of a sound with binaural beats can be found here.
Binaural beats are of interest to neurophysiologists investigating the sense of hearing.

Binaural beats reportedly influence the brain in more subtle ways through the entrainment of brainwaves and have been claimed to reduce anxiety and provide other health benefits such as control over pain.

The History Channel’s
UFO Files
continues with its theme of worldwide ‘Roswells’, after bringingus
Britain’s Roswell
Texas’ Roswell
. Thislatest episode tells us all about the
Russian Roswell
.Kapustin Yar was the former SovietUnion’s most sensitive air base,even exceeding America’s Area 51for the levels of secrecy thatshrouded it.
UFO Files
claimed that itwas to present never-before-seenfootage of the base, reconnaissancephotos and even a virtual tour of itshidden depths.Kapustin Yar was created as the sitefor the development of the SovietUnion’s space program after the endof World War II. It lies over 500 milessouth of Moscow and about 60 mileseast of Volgograd, the former Stalingrad. These days it lies closeto the Kazakhstan border, but backin those days, the base was deepinside Soviet territory. It was herethat captured V2 rockets and theGerman scientists that created them were set to work with not only thesingle task of getting into spacebefore the Americans, but alsodesigning and testing new aircraft,missiles and other weaponssystems. The base was deemed sosecret that the nearby town of Zhitkur was emptied of its populationand levelled because it was tooclose.In 1948, less than a year after thefamed Roswell Incident, the base’sradar operators picked up anunidentified object. At the same time,a fighter pilot flying close to the basehad a visual sighting of a silver,cigar-shaped object. Reporting thathe was being blinded by rays fromthe UFO, the pilot was ordered toengage with it and, after a threeminute dogfight, a missilesuccessfully brought down theobject. It seems that the UFO firedsome sort of energy weapon at theMiG and both craft crashed to theground.