The two regions of the human brain are connected through neural networks in the corpus callosum. The right hemisphere is linked to intuition, emotion and creative thinking and the left hemisphere deals with language processing and logical thinking.
Hemispheric synchronization happens when the left and right hemispheres of the brain function in a balanced and harmonious way.
Advanced meditators display a balance of brainwaves in each region of the brain and as a result report being happier, healthier, more optimistic and emotionally balanced. Such brainwave synchronization is found in experienced meditators who have found meditation is the gateway to being happy and peaceful in the midst of the busyness of modern life.
Synchronization of the hemispheres and a well-balanced brainwave pattern are a profoundly beneficial outcome of regular meditation practice using brainwave entrainment music therapy. With the Whole Brain Meditation Program, hemispheric synchronization happens naturally in your journey through the seven levels of the program. Brainwave synchronization is associated with health. The techniques used to restore a healthy brainwave pattern with entrainment in the Whole Brain Meditation Program include binaural beats, isochronic tones, monaural beats and the frequency follow response.
Hemispheric synchronization has also been called hemispheric symmetry, coherence, and cerebral synchronization.
Hemispheric Synchronization is a naturally occurring outcome of brainwave entrainment.
In one study, the Department of Neuropsychiatry at Osaka University Medical School in Japan revealed that entrainment in the alpha range produced hemispheric synchronization. Dr. Norman Shealy also confirmed the same result, finding that brainwave entrainment methods produced "cerebral synchronization" in more than 5,000 patients. In 1984, Dr. Brockopp who studied brainwave entrainment, focusing on hemispheric synchronization said: "Hemispheric coherence contributes to the improved intellectual functioning of the human brain."