Archive for October, 2013

Thought Sounds 3: Relax – Now Available!

The latest result of our collaboration with the incredibly talented composer Andrew Foust is here! Thought Sounds 3: Relax is now available from our website. TS3 logo

Thought Sounds 3: Relax is a large volume of royalty-free soundtracks, meticulously crafted by Andrew with the goal of creating perfect audio companions for relaxation, meditation and hypnosis, while ensuring all of the soundtracks are flawlessly compatible with brainwave entrainment and our software.

For this volume, we’ve divided the 140 soundtracks into 3 categories: light relaxation, deep relaxation, and meditation. One way to think of these categories is that the light tracks might be preferred for an alpha session during a midday break, and the deep tracks could pair with a lower theta session for more detached relaxation. The meditative tracks are ideal for a diverse range of meditation sessions and practices, with exotic and inventive instrumentation to draw the listener further into any mental journey without distracting them.

You can start to hear this rich variety for yourself with the sample reel clip below.  If you’re familiar with Andrew’s work from Thought Sounds 2, then you’ll already be expecting to hear more truly remarkable compositions- and Andrew has absolutely delivered that here. In this clip, you’ll hear parts of 13 different tracks from Thought Sounds 3 in a little over 7 minutes, but the entire collection includes over 14 hours of music!

As with all of the music in our Thought Sounds collections, these tracks have been designed from the ground up for use with brainwave stimulation. That means every one of these compositions had to use minimal percussion, provide a consistent bed of sound without any breaks, and had to stay within frequency ranges best suited for the embedding of brainwave stimulating rhythms using our software.

And once again, we’ve worked hard to create over 14 hours of music that never strays from meeting all of the criteria described above. Our hope is that these huge and varied libraries of music will make it easy for anyone to find exactly the right companion piece for their goals, or the goals of their clients.

It’s a massive undertaking, but we’re continuing to develop these collections of music for specific session goals because we believe that the power of just the right soundtrack to significantly enhance a brainwave session is incredible. The innately soothing properties of thoughtfully composed music, combined with precisely configured brainwave stimulation driving one’s mind to a relaxed, meditative, or hypnotic state, is a uniquely powerful therapeutic tool.

We’re thrilled to have another incredible music collection available for everyone. Learn more about Thought Sounds 3 here: http://www.transparentcorp.com/products/ts3/ – Thanks very much for checking it out!

Learn more about our other collaboration with Andrew Foust, called Thought Sounds 2: Focus, at http://www.transparentcorp.com/products/ts2/

Learn more about the original Thought Sounds collection at http://www.transparentcorp.com/products/thoughtsounds/

New Study Points to Significant Relationship Between Brainwave Entrainment and Heart Rate Variability

Over the past year, Dr. Elio Conte and a team of researchers from the University of Bari in Italy have been conducting a study using Neuro-Programmer 3. Their work ultimately led to the finding of a statistically significant relationship between alpha brain wave entrainment and enhanced heart rate variability. In September 2013, their work was accepted after peer review, and published in the World Journal of Neuroscience. Because of the tremendous importance of HRV, and the scarcity of known HRV interventions, this research is incredibly exciting.

The study focused on ten subjects, 4 males and 6 females, 28 – 62 years old, ascertained to be in healthy condition. For each subject, the research team first took HRV measurements during 5 minutes at rest, in complete quiet and with the patient in a comfortable position. Then, each subject listened to 20 minutes of alpha stimulation (at 8 – 10 Hz), generated by Neuro-Programmer 3.

The research team then compared the average total HRV experienced by subjects during the at rest state to that experienced during the alpha stimulation, and noted an increase for each subject in total variability, ranging from a 20% to a 68% improvement.

We’ve created a new page on our site to better explain the importance of HRV, and why this research could be so significant. We link to the full text of the study from that page as well. You can find all of that information at this link:

Research in focus: “Alpha-rhythm stimulation using brain entrainment enhances heart rate variability in subjects with reduced HRV”

Interview with Adam on the Brain Matters radio show!

This week, our own Adam Hewett- co-founder of Transparent- was the featured guest on a radio program called Brain Matters, hosted by Dr. Robert Gottesman. Brain Matters airs weekly on the WEI Network, and during each episode, Dr. Gottesman “interviews and educates on all matters pertaining to health, functioning and the brain.”

Right near the start of the nearly 50 minute interview, Adam tells the story of his introduction to brainwave entrainment, and how that propelled him to over a decade of work in the field. From there, he and Dr. Gottesman discuss some of the basics of brainwave stimulation, how Adam’s software works, how the software is being used around the world, and some of the future plans and development goals for Transparent.

We’ve archived the interview on our own site, and you can listen to or download this entire episode of Brain Matters at this link.

Beta Brain Wave Stimulation – New 10 Minute Video Demo!

This entrainment demo includes 10 minutes of beta brain wave stimulation embedded in a broad selection of fantastic tracks from the Thought Sounds 2 collection, along with 10 minutes of completely original and custom animated effects that we produced just for this video.

For those curious about the technical details, “embedding” the stimulation right into the music files is possible because of the Frequency Band Selection feature in Mind WorkStation. As you’ve probably heard us mention before, that’s a unique method for brain wave stimulation that Transparent holds a patent for- you can learn more about how that works on this technical information page.

And just another reminder that you can subscribe directly to our YouTube channel to get an instant update in your YouTube feed when we post new videos!