[English] Braint Tap: the headphones that improve your well-being

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Hello gadget-o-naut!

It sounds like science fiction, but in this post I am going to talk to you about these avant-garde headphones, with which you can improve your relaxation, rest, concentration, productivity… In short, the headphones with which you will improve your well-being.

You want to know more about Brain Tap?

NOTE: You can read this article in Spanish here. Puedes leer este artículo en español aquí.

 

What is Brain Tap?

At first glance, Brain Tap headphones look like just that, headphones. And yes, they are, but their function is not to allow you to listen to music to entertain your brain, but what you will listen to will be training sessions to reach deep meditative states without the years of practice and discipline that this would entail.

Brain Tap - Headphones

 

A little histrory about Brain Tap

Brain Tap’s creator, Patrick K. Porter (Ph.D.), began his journey into the science of calming the brain at age 12 when his father taught him and his eight siblings a method of relaxation. Porter soon recorded the first visualization of him on a tape recorder and used it to transform himself from a self-proclaimed «struggling student and historical troublemaker» into a «three-sport athletic captain, as well as an honor roll student.»

Today, Dr. Porter and his team of scientists and mindfulness experts are leading the way in brainwave training technology. With a library of over 400 guided audio programs (all featuring the voice of Dr. Porter) and creative visualization processes, BrainTap enables users to relax, reset, and revitalize while achieving peak brain performance.

 

Does Brain Tap have a scientific basis?

Unlike meditation apps, Brain Tap’s neuroalgorithm produces brainwave training without active user effort. Each Brain Tap session is coded differently to ensure maximum neuroplasticity (the brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections), resulting in a flexible and resilient brain.

The science behind Brain Tap is based on four key elements that allow sessions to induce brainwave training.

Those four elements are:

  1. Binaural Beats

    When two different tones, separated in frequency by only a few Hertz, are introduced, one into each ear, the brain perceives a unique third tone. Binaural beats work by creating this «ghost» frequency, which the brain then mimics. For example, if we play a 220 Hz tone in the left ear and a 226.5 Hz tone in the right ear, your brain perceives the difference between the two, which is a subtle 6.5 Hz beat frequency, the same frequency associated with deep meditative states. Your brain naturally follows this frequency and you experience this deeply relaxed state.

    It should be noted that these binaural beats only have an effect if headphones are used and one tone is clearly heard in one ear and another in the other; if we play a track without headphones, the two tones will be heard by both ears and the third tone that our brain has to “hear” will not be produced and, therefore, will not produce any training effect.

    As a neuroscientist, I find this topic of Binaural Beats fascinating, so I am preparing another post dedicated to them, in case you are more curious.

  2. Guided Visualization

    In general, the visual imagery process involves the individual setting aside a period of relaxation, during which they contemplate mental images that represent a desired outcome or goal. Visualization has been studied for decades and has been shown to have the power to affect mental states, improve physical and athletic performance, and even heal the body. And when combined with the other BrainTap elements, these effects are enhanced and optimized.

  3. 10-cycle Holographic Music

    Another guided meditation aid is 10-cycle holographic music, which is a sonic technology that produces a 360-degree sound environment.

    In this sonic environment, visualizations become more real to the mind, helping the user to fully harness the power of visualizations by creating a more receptive learning state.

    I would translate it as surround sound that helps you disconnect from the outside world and thus you concentrate and connect better with your inner experience.

  4. Isochronous Tones

    Isochronous tones are sound pulses of equal intensity separated by an interval of silence. They turn on and off quickly, but the speed depends on the desired brain frequency. The discrete nature of isochronous tones makes them particularly easy for the brain to follow.

    For me, it would be comparable to listening to a person clapping: if the rhythm is irregular and random you will feel disturbed, if the rhythm is regular and slow you will feel relaxed or if the rhythm is regular but faster you may feel tempted to start dancing . Do you remember when a person clapped his hands to the We will rock you song, without saying a word? In the end, the whole class understood the pattern and a general synchronization took place. The same goes for neurons.

But in addition to the auditory effects, thanks to the built-in viewer, we can also add visual effects, since it is known that pulsating light, in the correct pattern and intensity, can produce levels of deep relaxation that affect serotonin and endorphin levels.

It is for all this that, rather than saying that they are headphones, I would say that they are headphones to train your brain.

Brain Tap - Headset

 

What are its benefits?

RELAX – RESTART – REVITALIZE YOURSELF
  • Improves intuition and mental clarity, allowing you to experience higher states of consciousness where you will attract and manifest your desires
  • Improves sleep, leaving you feeling more rested, rejuvenated and full of energy
  • Reduces stress, worry and irritability, supporting emotional stability and mental harmony
  • It can decrease negative self-talk and self-defeating impulses, thus improving mindset and might even help you overcome bad habits

 

Adverse effects and contraindications

IMPORTANT NOTICE: FLASHING LIGHTS – In very rare cases, people have experienced blackouts or seizures, even if they have never had one before, when exposed to flashing lights or light patterns that occur while playing video games, watching videos, or using lighting systems strobes like the Brain Tap headset. If you have ever experienced seizures or blackouts or have a family history of seizures or blackouts, you should consult your doctor before using this device.

Also, stop using the Brain Tap headphones and consult your doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms during use:

  • Seizures
  • Eye or muscle spasms
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Involuntary movements
  • Disorientation

Adults should control the use of this device in children.

Use contraindicated if you present:
  • Hearing impairment, hearing loss
  • Sensitivity to light, photophobia
  • Brain injury
  • Pathologies that can be triggered or worsened by auditory and/or visual stimuli (epilepsy, migraines…)
  • Mental and/or cognitive disabilities
  • If you are taking any medication, it is recommended to consult an expert before using this device.
  • Do not use under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol

 

What does the box include?

  • Brain Tap Headphones (LED-equipped headphones and attached LED-equipped visor)
  • Standard USB charger
  • Audio cable
  • User’s manual
  • Transport case
  • Founder’s Choice Program found in the Brain Tap Pro app
Brain Tap - Box content

 

How does it work?

To play a session on your Brain Tap headphones, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Turn on your Brain Tap earpiece with the ON/OFF switch on the top of the right earpiece. The ON/OFF switch only turns on the Brain Tap headset, it will not start the audio session.
  2. Connect via Bluetooth. You don’t need to use the black stereo cable when pairing with Bluetooth.
  3. Within the Brain Tap app, select the audio session you want to play.
  4. Put the headphones on your head and get into a comfortable position.
  5. Download the desired audio session and press play. You may need to adjust the sound volume or light intensity to desired levels.
  6. Lower the viewfinder, close your eyes, relax and enjoy the session. *Sessions are not available in Streaming
  7. When the session ends, remove your headphones and unplug the audio cable, if applicable. Power off the device and store it in the provided case.

 

Features and tips for use

  • They can be used both connected to the device and wirelessly, via Bluetooth connection.
  • The lights inside the viewer will not be visible until a session is started.
  • To avoid visor damage, do not stretch the headset beyond the width of your head. Take off the earpiece in a forward motion with both hands, one on each earpiece. DO NOT use the visor to remove the headphones. Do not try to turn the visor more than 90 degrees.
  • To clean, lightly spray a standard medical-grade disinfectant cleaner on a clean, lint-free cloth and gently wipe the device. DO NOT spray cleaners directly on the device, including the headset and headset. DO NOT use window cleaners, household cleaners, sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives to clean the device.
  • As a Brain Tap customer, you are allowed up to 5 audio sessions per day, per device. You must listen to at least 25% of the audio session for it to count towards your daily maximum. Devices are limited to two per customer. That is, if you have 2 smart devices (phone and tablet) loaded with the BrainTap Pro app, you can listen up to 5 times per day per device, for a total of 10 sessions per day.
  • Battery/charge indicator:
    🔶 AMBER: Indicates that the battery is low and requires charging BEFORE being used again. If the device’s battery is too low, it may not turn on the lights.
    🔴 RED: Indicates that the headphones are plugged in and charging properly.
    💚 GREEN: Indicates the device is fully charged and ready to go.
  • The device will work normally while charging, but if it is used while charging, it will take longer to recharge.
  • On a full charge, you should get 15 to 20 audio sessions of playback time between charges. This varies depending on whether Bluetooth is being used, the intensity level of the viewfinder light, and the duration of the session.
  • Battery saving function: the headset will turn off automatically after 60 minutes on, even if you are using it (such long sessions are not necessary; if you are going to do two sessions with two different users, turn it off and turn it on again between the two uses). In addition, the headset will automatically turn off after 15 minutes of power on but inactivity.
  • Replaceable Battery: Your Brain Tap headset has a replaceable battery and must be provided by the manufacturer, as the use of unauthorized batteries will void your warranty.
  • Warranty and return policy:
    • The Brain Tap Headset Bluetooth model has a 12-month manufacturer’s warranty. The original Brain Tap Headset model has a 90-day manufacturer’s warranty. All other products or equipment come with a 30-day manufacturer’s warranty, unless otherwise noted. Please refer to your user manual for the full warranty policy.
    • Satisfaction guaranteed. Brain Tap headphone purchases on the official website come with a 45-day money-back guarantee. All returns must have proof of purchase and a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number or the return will not be accepted. The return period begins the day you received your order. All returns are subject to a 15% restocking fee. It takes approximately 10-14 days to process a return.

 

Subscriptions

To use the device you will need to subscribe to one of its individual packages (which includes between 20-30 sessions) or to the complete «Wellness Collection».

You can manage your subscriptions on the web (add or cancel) or in the app (cancel only).

NOTE: the sessions that contain voice-overs are in English.

BrainTap - Sleep Rx app logo

SLEEP RX

EXAMPLES OF SESSIONS:

  • Sleep soundly and wake up recharged
  • Sleep at any time
  • Deep Delta Training Sessions 1, 2 and 3
  • Sleep soundly and wake up recharged
  • Plan a restful night’s sleep
  • Make peace with your body for deep, restful sleep
  • Sleep soundly and let go of unwanted fears forever
  • Go with the flow day and night
  • Super Charged Fat Burning While You Sleep
  • Calm rain drifting
  • Theta training sessions of 15, 20, 25 and 30 minutes
  • 6 whole tone programs
Retrain your brain to relax, restore your body’s natural sleep pattern, and wake up rested, revitalized, and refreshed.

Plus, they’ve included exclusive Wake-Up and Go-to-Sleep programs to ensure you fall asleep easily, stay asleep all night, and start each day with a sharp, focused mind.

 

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WEIGHT WELLNESS

EXAMPLES OF SESSIONS:

  • Speed up weight loss safely
  • Simple steps to self-confidence
  • Eliminate the win/loss cycle
  • Producing Success One Thought at a Time
  • Sunrise deal
  • Create your weight loss support team
  • Develop positive eating patterns
  • Turn up your thermostat to burn fat
  • Monday morning motivation
  • Using Your Mind’s Eye for Weight Loss Success
  • Stop dieting and start living
  • Exercising is energizing

Release old habits, put an end to stress eating, and restore your body’s natural ability to maintain a healthy weight!

Plus, they’ve included exclusive Wake-Up and Go-to-Sleep programs to ensure you fall asleep easily, stay asleep all night, and start each day with a sharp, focused mind.

 

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OPTIMAL HEALT

EXAMPLES OF SESSIONS:

  • Be Fully Present: Increase Your Attention Span
  • Lightning-fast problem solving
  • Improve memory and recall
  • Creativity booster
  • Optimize your brain capacity
  • Maintain focus and concentration
  • Achieve peak performance
  • Understanding the Body: Acid-Alkaline Balance
  • Oxygenating the Body-The Lymphatic System
    detoxify your body
  • Food Chemistry-Body Chemistry
  • The importance of protein and weight loss

Embrace a healthier lifestyle with dozens of sessions designed to build a resilient mind and fit body for life.

Plus, they’ve included exclusive Wake-Up and Go-to-Sleep programs to ensure you fall asleep easily, stay asleep all night, and start each day with a sharp, focused mind.

 

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STRESS-FREE ME

EXAMPLES OF SESSIONS:

  • 8, 10 and 15 minute BrainTap trips
  • Develop spontaneous relaxation
  • Create your mountaintop retreat and enchanted forest
  • Opening the heart to family and friends
  • Heart healthy foods for life
  • The secret power of internal dialogue
  • Whole Brain Motivation and Endless Drive
  • Enthusiasm, Focus and Flexibility… Your Keys to Success
  • Harness the power of change
  • Journey to the creativity zone
  • Step into the spotlight of your life
  • Releasing the fear

Understand your stress triggers and regain your ability to relax and you’ll feel like a new person in no time!

Plus, they’ve included exclusive Wake-Up and Go-to-Sleep programs to ensure you fall asleep easily, stay asleep all night, and start each day with a sharp, focused mind.

 

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WORRY-FREE ME

EXAMPLES OF SESSIONS:

  • Commit to your balanced life
  • You can be the change
  • Building Your New Thought Generator
  • Beyond positive thinking
  • Change Your Internal Self Dialogue – Change Your Life
  • Taking the first step to your ‘I can’ action
  • Creating your ‘I Can’ – Challenge Advances
  • Living the Dream – Infinite Possibilities and Opportunities
  • Trading in your optimal risk zone
  • Awaken your senses and create your future
  • ZenSync meditation sessions of 10, 15, 20 and 25 minutes
  • 9 unique visualization sessions

Leave past mistakes and future worries behind, learn to live in the precious moment called NOW and create your anxiety-free lifestyle.

Plus, they’ve included exclusive Wake-Up and Go-to-Sleep programs to ensure you fall asleep easily, stay asleep all night, and start each day with a sharp, focused mind.

 

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CHILDREN AND LEARNING

EXAMPLES OF SESSIONS:

  • Setting Goals for Learning Success
  • Secrets to increase your reading speed
  • Using the tricks of highly successful students
  • Activate your hidden talents
  • Demonstrate self-confidence in learning
  • End self-sabotage at school
  • Completion of assignments and projects
  • Tuning Your Brain – Hearing Your World/Auditory Processing
  • Fostering optimism in your children
  • Develop honesty as a habit
  • Make friends easily
  • Stimulate curiosity
Put your child on the fast track to a happy and fulfilling life with dozens of sessions designed to develop positive life skills, healthy habits, and self-sufficiency.

In addition, they have included exclusive Wake-Up and Go-to-Sleep programs to help your child relax and fall asleep easily, stay asleep all night and start each day with a mind ready for learning and adventure.

** I have not found official recommendations on the minimum age to use the device. CAUTION.

 

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WELLNESS COLLECTION

  • You will have dozens of transformation sessions at your fingertips
    Includes the previous 6 Bundles
Take control of your health and wellness with the BrainTap programs most recommended by healthcare providers. Ideal for those who want to significantly improve their results through this wide range of content.

 

Prices and Promotions

At the moment, the website is only in English and dollars, so I’ll explain this to you before you visit it and that way you’ll go straight ahead.

The complete device made up of headphones and a viewfinder costs $647 (₤490-500 depending on the exchange rate of the day). You can only pay in dollars, so if your account is in pounds, your bank may charge you a commission for currency exchange (mine charges me less than ₤1, variable depending on the amount of the payment).

Each subscription to an individual pack costs $9.99 per month (₤7.55-8).

The subscription to the complete «Wellness Collection» pack (which includes the 6 individual packs) costs $29.99 (₤22-23) per month, which would make each individual pack cost $4.99 (₤3.70-3.90). You would get half of the individual packs for free.

But if you’ve made it this far, I have two prizes for you!

One is a $100 discount on the Brain Tap device and the other is a 15-day free trial for the full “Wellness Collection” pack. If you want to activate both, you will have to click on the two links separately (that is, two independent tabs will open) and manage the purchase of the device on the one hand and that of the packs on the other. Also, in the free trial link there are more surprises.

Brain Tap Promo

 

This is the information that I consider most important about this product, I hope it has helped you.

If you need more information or have any questions that I can answer, leave a comment and we’ll talk about it.

 

Gadget-o-greetings!

 

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