What are Binaural Beats and how do they work?

Binaural beats are an intriguing auditory phenomenon that has captured the interest of individuals seeking relaxation, focus, and altered states of consciousness. These beats are an auditory illusion perceived when two slightly different frequencies are presented to each ear. The brain, in an attempt to reconcile the discord, produces a perceived third tone – the binaural beat. This phenomenon is the foundation of binaural beat therapy, where specific frequencies are intentionally used to influence brainwave patterns.