Extraordinary focus. Accelerated information processing and data resolution. Expansive compassion. These are some of the qualities that have been associated with high-amplitude gamma brainwave activity (31-99 Hz) in advanced meditators while practicing Tibetan Buddhist Loving-Kindness Meditation.
Gamma brainwaves are fascinating. First because they disappear during anesthesia, suggesting an intrinsic relationship to consciousness itself, but also because they abound in the brains of Tibetan monks, who are long-term loving kindness meditators.
Gamma waves seem to be central to harmony— perhaps even the brainwave signature of compassion itself. Gamma waves arise while processing all that comes in through our senses, as if they are the glue that helps us have a coherent picture of all the sensory data we receive moment to moment.
They’ve been found to be linked to heightened perception, creative states of high performance, focus, and clarity, as well as increasing intellectual comprehension and sharpening self-awareness and spiritual insight.
We live in a global multiplex. The emergence of groundbreaking technologies has facilitated startling levels of instant global communication and access to abundant, ever-growing streams of information. Because of this, we find ourselves in an increasingly complex world that challenges our capacities to process and integrate this varied, ever-flowing and multi-dimensional stream. This increasing data overwhelm and saturation, never before experienced by human beings, can lead to an increasing sense of isolation and distract us from accessing deeper states of consciousness, inner peace, and presence.
If you are experiencing:
- technological and informational overwhelm
- dissociation from yourself, others, and the world
- a lack of creativity and insight
- the loss of a sense of belonging and compassion for yourself, others, and the world
- a lack of motivation and energy
- depression, despair, and lack of joy...
...you are not alone in this. Around the world, hundreds of millions of people are challenged by this epidemic of constant distraction from technology and a lack of human connection.
But what if technology can help you filter out the noise and chaos
and bring you back to center?
Can technology play a role in reversing the daily noise and chaos
and be a tool for increased awareness, consciousness, and compassion?
Can technology, hidden in plain sight,
provide tools to manage this information and communication overload,
regain energy and focus, filter out the trivial and soul-draining,
and help us remember what truly matters?
What kind of technology can do that?
How does neuroacoustic technology – often called brainwave entrainment technology – work?
As you read this text, billions of brain cells are generating measurable electrical activity across your brain. Extensive scientific research has revealed how all our mind states (relaxation, focus, anxiety, sleep, meditation...) correspond to specific brainwave patterns. All the feelings, thoughts, and actions we engage in on a daily basis are somehow electrochemically rooted in neuron-to-neuron communication and so reflected in our ever-changing brainwave states.
Due to the tendency of our brains to synchronize with external stimuli, it is possible to use sound to influence the amplitude of our various brainwave frequencies. For example, as you listen to an alpha brainwave track, certain areas of your brain want to quite literally follow the rhythm and get synchronized to the speed of alpha waves. When that happens, you might feel the calm and open focus that is associated with alpha rhythms.
Thanks to neuroplasticity (the brain's endless and amazing capacity to change, adapt, and reorganize itself), the more frequently you enter a state, the easier you are able to go back to it. Brainwave entrainment lets your brain calm down or speed up, depending on your needs.
Some of the technologies embedded in iAwake tracks include binaural beats (putting a slightly different tone in each ear creating a third, targeted brainwave frequency, isochronic tones (sharp and regular pulses of sound created by a single tone being turned on and off at fast speed), monaural beats (a combination of two pure tones that produce a rhythmic beat), and much more.
Gamma Brainwaves Are Associated With:
01 Intense Focus
03 Deep Compassion
04 Ultra-High Information Processing
05 Aha! Experiences
06 Increased Social Engagement
07 Deep Invigoration
08 Enduring Energy
09 Mood Brightening
10 Joy and Enthusiasm
Judith Pennington, from the Institute of the Awakened Mind,
shows the brainwaves of a doctor with an advanced pattern of gamma brainwaves (4:00)
Institute for the Awakened Mind: https://www.institutefortheawakenedmind.com/
How can we access these remarkable gamma brainwave states?
Explore this special collection of iAwake's gamma tracks. We've pulled together all the gamma tracks iAwake offers (digital download ONLY) from different releases into this one page and set it up so you can order one or several tracks.
Some of the tracks below are pure gamma waves, others include gamma as part of an overall technological soundscape.
Gamma tracks fall into 3 categories: Low (31-54 Hz), Mid (55-74 Hz), and High (75-100+ Hz).
All of the below tracks are most effective used with headphones, but some can also be beneficially used when played through speakers.
Warm-up, the first track in the Stealing Flow series, is an excellent introduction to gamma. It is not a pure gamma track but cycles dynamically through brainwaves including gamma. Great to use at the start of a project, meditation, or getting ready for the day. 25 minutes
Gamma-Burst. Pure Gamma. Gentle ocean waves roll in and out providing an energizing yet centered entrainment. This can be used as a meditation or while you are working, exercising, or studying. High-Mid-Low Gamma. 3 tracks - 20 minutes each (purchase just one or all of the tracks)
$15 (single track)
$47 (complete album)
Recharge, part of Neurohacks, was developed to help deal with the dip in energy that often comes in the early afternoon, making it hard to focus. Recharge helps you shift out of that back into focus so you can get things done. 20 minutes
I’m a big fan of Gamma-Burst and listen to it every morning while I write. It’s also a great companion during meditation, exercising, studying, or even while cooking dinner!"
~ Best-selling author and women’s personal growth teacher, Jennifer Louden, is a big fan of iAwake’s Gamma-Burst
Rejuvenation Frequencies from Profound Renewal, an energy-building program designed to evoke calm, healthy, sustainable energy. Deeply rest and recharge, feel refreshed, renewed, and ready to go. 30 minutes
Gamma is an addition to the Stealing Flow suite, created by Douglas Prater. A wonderful track for waking your brain up and putting you in a flow state and states of intense productivity and concentration. 25 minutes
Deepest Euphoria from Digital Euphoria, ambient space music infused with gamma frequencies. Targets facilitating flow states, motivation, focus, euphoria. 30 minutes
On my train ride home in the afternoon, I've been using the Gamma tracks [PMP 3.0 Gamma/HyperGamma] as I read. Again, deep entrainment, strong focus, this is the most powerful entrainment I've had while not meditating.”
~ Matthew Nicholl
Joy from NeuroFlow, facilitates a deep sense of invigoration and aliveness in meditation while providing high energy, euphoria, joy, and enthusiasm. 30 minutes
Gamma-HyperGamma, part of the Profound Meditation Program 3.0 - Full Spectrum. High-amplitude Gamma (40 – 99 Hz) is associated with exceptional information processing, compassion, and extraordinary focus. Hyper-Gamma (100 – 199 Hz) is correlated with extraordinary states of consciousness and spiritual development. 3 tracks - 20 minutes each (purchase just one or all of the tracks)
$15 (single track)
$37 (complete album)
Profound Releasing (Music Only) from Profound Releasing contains Gamma, Beta, Theta, Delta - simultaneously providing a whole brain stimulus. This is a gently ambient yet powerful track that can be used for centering, releasing, relaxing. 20 minutes
Order all 13 of these Gamma tracks (digital downloads) as a bundle here:
Or click below to select several tracks: