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Another iPhone App for Writers

Cheryl's Musings: Another iPhone App for Writers

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Another iPhone App for Writers

I have to tag one more favorite application before moving on to other topics: BrainBaths.brainbaths
BrainBaths uses something called “binaural beats” which, if I’m getting the concept, mimic specific types of brain waves in their rhythms. When you listen to binaural beats, they  somehow trigger those brain waves—for ex., for creativity, sleep, meditation, or focus.

From my in-depth research (involving at least five minutes), it sounds like this brain wave/binaural beat phenomenon is real.

I don’t know how much of the sounds’ effects have to do with the way they influence my brain waves and how much is just the power of suggestion, but when I’m stuck in a story, I turn to the “creativity” or “clear insights” channel—coupled with sounds of a nice mountain stream, meadow, or ocean waves—and usually have a creative breakthrough in fairly short order.

I also swear by its ability to put me to sleep in circumstances that aren’t sleep-conducive. :) The thing’s only $.99, so what the heck? If you have an iPhone, I’d give it a try!

:) Cheryl

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At June 16, 2009 at 1:21 PM , Anonymous Aimster said...

Must one own an iPhone to try these? Can you buy the mp3 files for an ordinary/non-touch iPod? Sounds like these could be useful for dealing with my acquired ADD.

At June 17, 2009 at 11:21 AM , Anonymous Cheryl Reif said...

Yep, it looks like it will work with the iPod touch, too. From the product info: "Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch Requires iPhone OS 2.2 or later". Let me know if you try it!


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