Imagine yourself sitting on a grassy knoll.
The sun has just set. Then, as night begins to fall, he runs.
First here. Then, there. A brief flicker of magic lights up the sky in small bioluminescent bursts.
It is the dance of the firefly.
For many, this nightly ritual is well known. But, did you also know that the firefly may hold a key to unlocking the unlimited potential of your mind?
Bioluminescence, Entrainment, and Your Mind
If you have ever seen fireflies in action, especially at the beginning of evenings, you know directly that the little blips of light pulse on and off without any seeming pattern or sequence.
However, the longer you sit on that knot of grass, the more “synchronized” these bursts of light will become.
Eventually, most of the fireflies will start to light up at the right time.
So, what does this have to do with the mind? Read on to find out…
The year was 1665 and the Dutch physicist Christiaan Huygens had come to identify what is known as “entrainment.”
It was the end of a long day. In his laboratory, Huygens placed two pendulum clocks side by side. Then, he set them in motion. The pendulums were out of sync.
However, when he came back the next morning, the pendulums were swinging in perfect harmony with each other. Back and forth. Back and forth.
How did this happen?
It is a phenomenon known as entrainment.
Entrainment is the process by which tiny amounts of energy move between two nearby entities that are “out of sync.”
The result is a kind of “negative feedback” that works to correct the dissonance to itself until the two entities are synchronized and aligned.
When we are talking about inorganic entities, such as these watches and even electric clothes dryers, this is known as mechanical entrainment.
With the example of the firefly, we see an example of what is known as biological, or organic entry.
So, what do fireflies and clocks teach us about the human mind?
For the answer, we need to take a look at your brainwaves.
Brain waves, or neural oscillations, are the electrical impulses in the brain that correspond to them what you are doing, what you are thinking, and how you are feeling.
Each of your states of mind has a signature brainwave pattern.
If you are happy, you have one model. Focused, another. Relaxed, another.
Researchers have been able to identify and duplicate the exact patterns of many of our most common brain states using soundwaves rather than electrical impulses.
It turns out that brainwaves they share the same basic structure as that found in acoustics (eg, frequency, amplitude, and periodicity).
Putting It All Together: Unlocking Your Mind
Now, imagine that you are feeling unfocused and foggy.
You have a great presentation and you want to be at your best. what do you do
If scientists know how to replicate brain wave patterns using soundwaves (they do) And biological training is a real thing (it is), you’re in luck.
Hypothetically, you should be able to hear soundwave patterns for mental clarity and – through the process of brainwave entrainment – tune into your desired state of mind.
Just like putting two clocks together or having fireflies circling in the same space, your brain begins to synchronize with the brainwave “music” you are listening to.
As a result, the dissonance between your existing state (foggy, unfocused) will be overwritten by the more dominant sound (clear, on target, focused).
The negative feedback will stop and you will be ready to give that winning presentation.
Researchers are just beginning to see all the possible implications of these amazing findings, and brainwave entrainment products are already on the market.
Final Note: We are entering a new phase of human possibility. Science and nature are meeting and merging in exciting and dynamic ways. The future looks bright, and it’s a great time to be alive!