How frequencies influence your brain

Updated: May 2, 2020

Everything we see, hear of feel is made up of frequencies. When seeing different colours, our brain can separate the different colours by separating the different frequencies. Each colour has a different frequency. A frequency is expressed in THz (Tetrahertz).

Each frequency has its own wavelength, a wavelength, expressed in nm (nanometer), is the distance over which the frequency repeats itself.

To visualise the explanation stated above I present the following graph:

Note: The visible spectrum (what we can see) is just a glimpse of all the wavelengths that are out there! The human eye can see anything starting from 700 nanometer to 400 nanometer.

All the wavelengths known to mankind are represented in the spectrum below:

Colours and human emotions

As mentioned above, each colour has its own frequency and wavelength, meaning colours get attributed with specific properties.

Red has a lower frequency, a higher wavelength and is found at the lower end of the spectrum. While at the top of the spectrum’s end is violet with a higher frequency and a lower wavelength.

Colours associated with red, such as yellow and orange, are called warmer colours. While the blue side of the colour spectrum, including green, purple and blue, are referred to as cooler colours.

Most people accept the fact that each color goes along with a certain emotion, while some believe that perception of colour is influenced all the time by a person’s environment and cultural background.

OVERVIEW: Colours and their characters


Black is the color of authority and power. It also implies submission. Priests wear black to signify submission to God.


Brides wear white to symbolize innocence and purity. White reflects light and is considered a summer color. White is popular in decorating and in fashion because it is light, neutral, and goes with everything.


The most emotionally intense color, red stimulates a faster heartbeat and breathing. It is also the color of love.


Blue causes the opposite reaction as red. Peaceful, tranquil blue causes the body to produce calming chemicals. Blue can also be cold and depressing.


Green symbolizes nature. It is the easiest color on the eye and can improve vision. It is a calming, refreshing color. Hospitals often use green because it relaxes patients.


While it is considered an optimistic color, people lose their tempers more often in yellow rooms, and babies will cry more. It is the most difficult color for the eye to take in, so it can be overpowering if overused. Yellow enhances concentration, hence its use for legal pads. It also speeds metabolism.


The color of royalty, purple reflects luxury, wealth, and sophistication, it's feminine and reflects romance.


Solid, reliable brown is the color of earth and is abundant in nature. Light brown implies genuineness. Brown can also be sad and wistful. Men are more apt to say brown is one of their favorite colors.

Sound: Frequency through our ears

Our mind and body are extremely sensitive to a wide range of frequencies in music and sounds in our environment. Every sound has it's own frequency and our brain will transform that frequency, once recorded into our brain, into brainwaves.

Brainwaves are produced by electrical pulses from neurons communicating with each other. Our brainwaves change according to what we’re doing and feeling. When slower brainwaves are present we should feel tired, slow or dreamy. When the higher frequencies are present we feel wired, enthousiast or hyped.

Each brain wave has a frequency that operates at (Hz). The frequency ranges listed below are the "normal" ranges that the brainwaves should operate at. However, they can fall out of these ranges.

In a perfect healthy brain all your brainwaves fall within these normal ranges and you have one correct strong dominant brainwave depending on your state of mind.

There are 5 main different types of brainwaves, according to their frequency: (clicking on a wave will lead to an example)

  • Gamma waves (> 40 Hz) These waves often go along with higher mental activity, problem solving, and consciousness

  • Beta waves (13–39 Hz) These waves often go along with active, busy thinking, active processing , active concentration

  • Alpha waves(7–13 Hz) These waves often go along with calm, relaxed yet alert state

  • Theta waves(4–7 Hz) These waves often go along with eep meditation, relaxation and REM sleep

  • Delta waves(< 4 Hz) These waves often go along with deep dreamless sleep, loss of body awareness

In our brain we have two types of low-frequency brain waves, delta and theta, that automatically synchronise with the music we're listening to. These help us to process the song, sound or piece we listen to, it functions similar during a conversation, breaking down syllables, words and phrases so that we can understand what someone's trying to tell us.

Humans are able to hear sounds from 20Hz to 20KHz.

( EXTRA) IN DEPTH - Waves and their effects

Delta Brain Waves (0.5Hz - 4Hz)

0.5 Hz - Complete relaxation and headache relief.

0.5-1.5Hz - Natural pain relief through stimulating endorphin release.

0.9 Hz - Euphoric state.

1 Hz - Feeling of well-being; stimulation of pituitary glands to release growth hormones (helps recover from injuries, rejuvenate, and develop muscles).

2 Hz - Nerve regeneration.

2.5 Hz - Further pain and migraine relief from production of endogenous opiates. Natural sedative effect.

1-3 Hz - Restorative sleep and profound relaxation.

3.4Hz - Restful sleep.

3.5 Hz - Feeling of calmness, reducing anger and irritability. Retention of languages.

4Hz - Enkephalin release for natural stress and pain reduction. Improved memory, subconscious learning and problem solving.

Theta brain waves (4Hz - 7Hz)

4.5 Hz - Brings you into what is referred to as "the Tibetan state of consciousness", a state of meditation.

4.9 Hz - Induced relaxation, meditation, introspection, and a deeper sleep.

5 Hz - State of unconscious problem solving. Less sleep is needed due to the Theta waves replacing the need for extensive dreaming. Beta endorphin release as a natural pain killer. 5.35 Hz - Deeper breathing, relaxing the lungs.

5.5 Hz - Giving the feeling of intuition, your inner guidance, and "gut feeling".

5.8 Hz - Reduce fear, absent-mindedness, and dizziness.

6 Hz - Improves long-term memory and motivation; reduces procrastination and unwillingness to work.

4.5 Hz - 6.5 Hz - Waking dreaming (day dreaming) with vivid images.

6.5 Hz - Activates the frontal lobe which controls creativity.

6.2 Hz - 6.7 Hz - Activates Frontal Mid-line Theta that is active when engaged in cognitive activity such as solving math problems, playing Tetris, or other similar types of quick passive problem solving tasks.

6.88 Hz - Effects balance and stability.

3 Hz - 8 Hz - Deep relaxation, meditation, lucid dreaming, increased memory, focus, and creativity.

4 Hz - 7 Hz - Inner peace and emotional healing which lowers mental fatigue.

6 Hz - 10 Hz - Creative visualization, starts at 6Hz and moves up to 10Hz.

Alpha brain waves (7Hz - 13Hz)

7.5 Hz - Creative thought is activated for music, art, invention, and problem solving. Overcoming troublesome issues or problems due to ease in finding solutions through re-evaluation. This is a type of inter-awareness of self purpose.

7.83 Hz - The Schumann Resonance. Very grounding as it is the same frequency as the magnetic field of the earth.

7.5 Hz - 8 Hz - For treating addictions, drug, alcohol, food, etc. Gives the person the "satisfied" feeling that they would normally get from their addiction.

8 Hz - 14 Hz - Qi Gong.

8.3 Hz - Heightens clairvoyance around visual images and metal objects.

8 Hz - 8.6Hz - Reduced stress and anxiety.

8 Hz - 10 Hz - Start of "super learning", your passive ability to learn new information and memorize. It activates creative problem solving and intuitive insights. This is not an active focus on learning but a relaxed state your mind is in absorbing without active concentration. 9 Hz - Brings awareness of body imbalances.

10 Hz - Increased serotonin release bringing mood elevation, arousal; relives headaches and stimulates the body. Will bring clarity to the mind and give subconscious correlation.

10 Hz - 12 Hz - Improves the mind, body connection.

10.5 Hz - Lowers blood pressure. Associated with the Heart Chakra which is related to the Thymus, heart, blood, and circulatory system.

10.6 Hz - Relaxed and alert.

11 Hz - Brings you to a relaxed yet awake state. Can be a lucid state (day dreaming) but not from tiredness. Thoughts and emotions may pleasantly drift through your mind bringing calm. It can be a bridge between the conscious mind and the unconscious mind. Gives stress reduction.

12 Hz - Gives mental stability.

12 Hz - 14 Hz - Improves learning by absorbing information when you plan to think about it later.

12.3 Hz - Improves visualization.

Beta brain waves (13Hz - 39Hz) & Gamma brain waves (40Hz+)

13 Hz - 27 Hz - Focus with attention toward external stimuli. The normal waking consciousness, active thought process, and alert mental activity.

13 Hz - 30 Hz - Processing outside data your brain takes in, problem solving and active conscious thinking. A very wakeful state which combats drowsiness.

14 Hz - An awake, alert state. Allows you to focus and concentrate on tasks.

15 Hz - 18 Hz - Increases your mental abilities including focus, alertness, attentiveness and IQ. You are aware of yourself and surroundings and are alert but not agitated.

16 Hz - Stimulates oxygen/-calcium release into cells.

18 Hz - 24 Hz - Euphoria and ecstasy, similar to a runners high with serotonin release around 22Hz.

18+ Hz - A fully awake state with normal alertness. Significant improvements can be seen in memory, reading, spelling, math, and planning.

20Hz - Stimulation of the pineal gland. The frequency can help with tinnitus.

20 Hz - 40 Hz - Ideal meditation frequency for stress release.

31 Hz - Release of growth hormone, can help to develop muscles and recover from injuries (rejuvenation effects).

32Hz - Enhanced vigor and alertness.

33 Hz - Christ consciousness and the Pyramid frequency.

35 Hz - Balance of all chakras.

36 Hz - 44 Hz - The learning frequency range; will help maintain alertness when actively studying or thinking. Related to the prepiriform cortex and amygdala. Coordinates processing of information in different areas of the brain simultaneously.

38 Hz - Endorphin release.

40 Hz - Having efficient 40Hz activity creates a good memory also dominant in problem solving. Important for information and high-level information processing. A lack of this frequency can create learning disabilities.

40 Hz - 60 Hz - Can stimulate the release of beta-endorphins and give anxiolytic effects.

55 Hz - Tantric yoga which stimulates the "kundalini".

62 Hz - Feeling of physical vigor.

72 Hz - The emotional spectrum.

40+ Hz - The higher gamma frequencies are less specific occurring over larger ranges and are mostly related to intelligence, problem solving, focus, memorization, concentration, etc. They can be looked at as an enhancement for a lot of the benefits of the beta frequencies .


While some doubt that emotions and feelings may be influenced by one his environment or background, we can stimulate certain feelings / emotions / states of mind by looking at certain colours or listening to certain sounds.

Many use this technique while meditating to improve their focus, I will cover topics such as mediation and the art of finding yourself in the future.

Hope you enjoyed this non-forex-related article.

Kind regards,

Hisham and TFD TEAM