The Effect of a Binaural Beat Combined with Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response Triggers on Brainwave Entrainment

Chae Bin Song, No Sang Kwak, Minji Lee, Seong Whan Lee

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Abstract

Brainwave entrainment means matching the frequency of the brainwave to that of external rhythmic stimuli. Auditory stimuli have been mostly used in brainwave entrainment. In this study, we aim to induce a 6 Hz brainwave in accord with the theta wave that activates in non-rapid eye movement sleep stage 1. Here, we use a novel auditory stimulus combined with a binaural beat (BB) and an autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) trigger (AT) because AT could give psychological stability to users while BB induces activation of target brain signals for desired mental states (e.g. meditation or sleep). In our experiment, we investigate an effect of the combined auditory stimuli with the three different decibel ratios. As a result, we confirm that the proposed stimuli could induce both effects of BB and AT, simultaneously. Also, statistical analysis on questionnaires shows that changes of emotional states before and after stimulation are statistically significant.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th International Winter Conference on Brain-Computer Interface, BCI 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538681169
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Feb 1
Event7th International Winter Conference on Brain-Computer Interface, BCI 2019 - Gangwon, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2019 Feb 182019 Feb 20

Publication series

Name7th International Winter Conference on Brain-Computer Interface, BCI 2019

Conference

Conference7th International Winter Conference on Brain-Computer Interface, BCI 2019
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityGangwon
Period19/2/1819/2/20

Keywords

  • Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR)
  • Binaural beat (BB)
  • Brainwave entrainment
  • Sleep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Signal Processing
  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)

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    Song, C. B., Kwak, N. S., Lee, M., & Lee, S. W. (2019). The Effect of a Binaural Beat Combined with Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response Triggers on Brainwave Entrainment. In 7th International Winter Conference on Brain-Computer Interface, BCI 2019 [8737329] (7th International Winter Conference on Brain-Computer Interface, BCI 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IWW-BCI.2019.8737329