Accel Brain Beat

Description

This plugin put your concentration on writing and motivation to post a blog on the path to peak performance. The function of this tool is inducing you to be extreme immersive mind state.

1. Concept of Binaural beat and Monaural beat

You can handle your mind state by using this plugin which is able to control your brain waves by the binaural beat and the monaural beat.

According to a popular theory, brain waves such as Delta, Theta, Alpha, Beta, and Gamma rhythms tend to be correlated with mind states. The delta waves(1-3 Hz) are regarded as the slowest brain waves that are typically produced during the deep stages of sleep. The theta waves(4-7 Hz) are offen induced by the meditative state or focusing the mind. The alpha waves(8-12 Hz) are associate with relaxed state. The beta waves(13-29 Hz) are normal waking consciousness. The Gamma waves(30-100 Hz) are the fastest of the brain waves and associated with peak concentration and the brain’s optimal frequency for cognitive functioning.

By a theory of the binaural beat, signals of two different frequencies from headphone or earphone are presented separately, one to each ear, your brain detects the phase variation between the frequencies and tries to reconcile that difference. The effect on the brain waves depends on the difference in frequencies of each tone. For example, if 400 Hz was played in one ear and 430 in the other, then the binaural beat would have a frequency of 30 Hz.

The monaural beats are similar to the binaural beats. But they vary in distinct ways. The binaural beats seem to be “created” or perceived by cortical areas combining the two different frequencies. On the other hand, the monaural beats are due to direct stimulation of the basilar membrane. This makes it possible to hear the beats.

Please choose either binaural beets or monaural beats. If you set up 5 Hz, your brain waves and the frequency can be tuned and then you are able to be the meditative state or focusing the mind. Or what you choose to be relaxed state is the alpha waves(8-12 Hz).

2. Use case, and how to use it

In the WordPress edit screen, please choose the following items.

  • Beat Type (Binaural Beat or Monoral Beat.)
  • Wave Form (Sine Wave, Square Wave, Sawtooth Wave, or Triangle Wave.)
  • Left Frequency (Hz)
  • Right Frequency (Hz)
  • Volume
  • Detune(cent)

    After selecting this options, you can play Binaural or Monaural Beat by pushing Start button.

    Please try in my demo page

3. Dependency

This pluguin depends on Web Audio API. Web browser (such as Google Chorome, FireFox or Safari) is required.

Web Audio API: https://www.w3.org/TR/webaudio/  Can your browser use this API ? http://caniuse.com/#feat=audio-api 

4. References

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  • Wahbeh, Helane., Calabrese, Carlo., Zwickey, Heather., (2007) “Binaural Beat Technology in Humans : A Pilot Study to Assess Psychologic and Physiologic Effects,” The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp25-32.
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Screenshots

  • Tuning can be tried in your admin page.
  • Tuning can be tried in your admin page.

Installation

This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

e.g.

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/plugin-name directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Settings->Plugin Name screen to configure the plugin
  4. (Make your instructions match the desired user flow for activating and installing your plugin. Include any steps that might be needed for explanatory purposes)

Contributors & Developers

“Accel Brain Beat” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Changelog

1.0.1

Change UI that input both frequency.