Would you like to be a part of a guided sound bath experiment? The subject of this research is to assess the benefits of using a binaural soundscape during meditation practice sessions. The environments that we find ourselves in are not always ideal for meditating. This can be especially true for the many of us who don’t have the option to leave their busy homes given the current circumstances. This is where a soundscape, or a virtually created representation of an alternate place through binaural audio can be useful. With interest in mindfulness rising dramatically worldwide, we are witnessing an exploration of many different approaches and methods thought to help in the process of meditation. For example the use of low frequency vibroacoustics, binaural beats, isochronic tones and various other auditory stimuli to target specific brainwave frequencies associated with a deeper meditative state. Would combining some or all of these approaches at the same time be too distracting? Or can this combination prove to be more effective? This research project aims to gain greater understanding, subjective impressions, and opinions on a produced piece of music and audio designed around these questions and techniques.
The survey, which takes about 30 minutes including the 15 minute guided soundscape, can be found here. More details are given at the beginning and end of the survey, and if you’d like any more info feel free to contact Niall Delahan at N00172426@student.iadt.ie.