We talk of how all “matter” is made up of energy, and that energy is what is produced from subatomic particles within the atom such as the interaction between protons, neutrons and electrons. In fact electromagnetic energy exists throughout the universe. In order to understand the relationship of this energy to the human body and thus the brain it would be wise to delve in some basics about electrons.

Electrons are subatomic particles (smaller than atoms) that generate an electrical charge. Many physical phenomena involve electrons in an essential role, such as electricity, magnetism, and thermal conductivity, and they also participate in gravitational, electromagnetic and weak interactions.[1] An electron generates an electric field.An electron moving relative to an observer generates a magnetic field.Electrons are involved in many applications such as electronics, welding, cathode ray tubes, electron microscopes, radiation therapy, lasers, gaseous ionization detectors and particle accelerators. Electrons can also participate in nuclear reactions, such as nucleosynthesis in stars, where they are known as beta particles. But what about the human body?

Since all of “matter” contains molecules and all molecules contain atoms and atoms contain electrons among other particles then all of matter contains electrons. Each basic element, like the oxygen you breathe, and the sodium and potassium you eat, have a certain number of protons and electrons that will distinguish it from other elements.An interesting fact about electrons is, the energy they have is restricted to specific levels known as shells. The chemicals we have in our bodies due to the elements such as potassium, magnesium etc. have molecules and atoms thus electrons so as these chemicals are utilized by the body, energy is given off by the electrons. Heart function, nerve conduction, muscle movement all involve energy broken down to its simplest form of atoms and subatomic particles such as electrons. But what about our brain and the brain waves that are produced.

Electroencephalography (EEG) is an electrophysiological monitoring method to record electrical activity of the brain. It is typically noninvasive, with the electrodes placed along the scalp, although invasive electrodes are sometimes used in specific applications. EEG measures voltage fluctuations resulting from ionic current within the neurons of the brain.[2] In clinical contexts, EEG refers to the recording of the brain’s spontaneous electrical activity over a period of time. This test measures the brain’s electrical activity over time in the form of waves. These waves function at different speeds and thus are measured. There are basically 5 waves that are measured according to the actions potentials or nerve activity of the area being measured.This is a direct correlation to the electrical output of the electrons of brain chemistry.

Gamma waves- fastest 26 Hz/per second seen in enlightenment or insightfullness
Beta wave- 12-30 Hz/per second seen in alertness
Alpha waves- 8-12 Hz/ per second seen in relaxation
Theta waves -4-7 Hz/per second seen in REM (rapid eye movement sleep) dreaming occurs also seen in meditation
Delta waves- 1-4 Hz/ per second seen in deep sleep.

Being an electric field, all those overlying electric wave patterns that comprise your brain waves are governed by the same equations governing the electromagnetic spectrum, light, particles and everything else in the universe. The light seen coming from a star and the energy of your mind are one and the same type.

Your thoughts are formed in this electric field. The measurable perturbations and disturbances in the brain’s overall electric field are your actual thoughts racing through your mind. As you read this article, the thoughts you are thinking of, the words your mind is processing, are all electrical impulses that can be measured if you had a few wires hooked up between your head and a machine. So thoughts are energy, the same as everything else.

That means they are governed by the rules of quantum mechanics and Schrödinger’s wave equations as well. All those same weird things about quantum mechanics that describe how an electron or photon behave, apply to you and your thoughts as well. The particle-wave duality, the uncertainty principle, and of course, entanglement.

This implies that, like any other set of particles or source of energy, we are entangled with everything we’ve ever encountered, the environment around us and the rest of the universe through the zero point field. We’d mentioned that consciousness is the key to making the mysteries of quantum mechanics work in past articles — well, this is how it happens.

The one difference between us and a photon is that we can think, we are conscious. As such, we can choose which of the possibilities before us to collapse our wave function into. But more than that, since we are entangled with our environment we can thus affect that as well and influence the randomness, just as it can influence us.This has profound effects. Negative patterns attract negative patterns and positive patterns attracts positive patterns!

Since we are conscious, we can choose what part of the randomness around us to be affected by, and how we in turn would like to affect it. It is through the property of entanglement (our connection to all quantum particles in the universe) that we can affect change in our environment. Our minds are transceivers, able to receive and send signals into the “quantum soup” of the zero point field (lowest possible energy field) by way of the highly coherent frequencies of our thoughts thus causing change.

The higher the frequency of our thought/brain wave, the higher our consciousness. The level of our consciousness is what makes our reality what it is and what it will continue to be. If you are seeking change, set an intention, declare a path (align your behaviors with your desire), then detach and allow the universe to handle the details, this is entanglement.

If this being the case can we elevate our level of consciousness to the gamma range and what effect could this have? Gamma waves are present during the waking process and REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. They are the fastest documented brainwave frequency range. They oscillate within the range of 26 Hz to 100 Hz and have the smallest amplitude (size) but have the greatest frequency (speed) on an EEG when compared to the other four basic brainwave frequencies.

Gamma brain waves are believed to link and process information from all other parts of the brain. High amount of gamma brain wave activity in the brain is associated with intelligence, compassion, self-control and feelings of happiness. In addition, gamma brain waves have been linked to improved memory and an increased ability to perceive reality.

There seems to be a correlation between increased brain function and higher amounts of gamma brain waves. If you are lacking gamma brain waves, you may experience difficulties with learning and mental cognition. People that are mentally impaired or disabled tend to have significantly less gamma brain wave activity when compared to people with average and above-average intelligence.

Brain wave entrainment, also referred to as binaural beats, is becoming a popular way of inducing desired mental states and accessing our untapped potential. Binaural beats are essentially tones played at different frequencies. For example, if a 300 Hz tone is played on one ear and 310 Hz in the other ear, then the binaural beat has the frequency of 10 Hz. By listening to binaural beats you can affect your brain waves and alter your state of consciousness.

Simply by listening to certain binaural beats using headphones, you will increase your gamma brain waves and are likely boost your mental processing and create a richer sensory experience providing you are in the range of 26-100Hz. You may even increase your IQ! People have reported that after listening to gamma brain waves, they were able to learn at a faster pace and maintain focus for a long time. By becoming more aware of your brainwave state in general, you will likely become more attentive to your different states of consciousness and how they can manifest new experiences and tangible life benefits. Focusing, gaining intelligence are also just a few benefits of gamma wave stimulation.

You could find various websites that offer gamma wave music between 26-100Hz.

1- Anastopoulos, C. (2008). Particle Or Wave: The Evolution of the Concept of Matter in Modern Physics. Princeton University Press. pp. 236–237. ISBN 0-691-13512-6.

2-Niedermeyer E.; da Silva F.L. (2004). Electroencephalography: Basic Principles, Clinical Applications, and Related Fields. Lippincot Williams & Wilkins. ISBN 0-7817-5126-