Saturday, February 09, 2008

:: Focus

Most people are shocked when they are told that increasing their focus, attention span and brain power is possible. It was once thought that intelligence and focus abilities were set in stone, unchanging since birth. But much of what we know about the mind has changed since then, particularly in the last 10 years. Research has found that there are many factors playing even larger roles in focus, IQ, memory and overall intelligence. With iMusic, someone with ADD and focus trouble, can experience huge leaps in IQ score, sometimes up to 30 or more points! Even those with above average IQ's have shown drastic improvements.

Lab trials and university studies have shown over and over, that optimizing our brainwaves and training our minds to perform better for us, by just listening to the right iMusic selection, can have a huge impact on focus, memory and intelligence, whether we're highly intelligent or existing at low functional levels.

Your Brain Doesn't Know How &
It's Not Your Fault

A typical human brain is functioning on low capacity. Although the idea that a normal brain only uses 10% of its capacity is a myth, it is true that most people's brains are not
functioning properly. For example, studies show that the brains of many people, when confronted with a problem, will actually switch gears and start working less! Instead of switching to logic and "work mode," the brain switches to patterns of frustration and emotion. Most people have simply not learned to "turn on" these higher cognitive abilities when the time is right. Most people are unfamiliar with the states of intense concentration and laser-like focus that come so easily to the great thinkers of our time.

To correct this problem, researchers endeavored to recreate the brainwave patterns of overachieving, successful individuals - the most intelligent 1% of the population. What they found is truly remarkable. By helping to optimize brainwave patterns, people can both temporarily increase focus and cognitive abilities, and train the brain to produce this activity on its own.

The Research
In a 2006 study, researchers found iMusic boosted focus by 24.26% in just 3 short weeks. Study participants reported feeling more aware, attentive, intelligent, mentally clear and acute as they worked, learned and interacted socially.
See the iMusic + Focus Study
In another study, participants experienced IQ increases of as much as 24 points, and as little as 7 points, after using iMusic over a 25 day period. Participants also reported an increase in mental energy, clarity, creativity, spatial awareness and an overall improvement in well being.
See the iMusic + IQ Study

In a 1999 study, Thomas Budzynski Ph.D found brainwave training gave college students a tremendous competitive edge: the group that used brainwave training technology watched their GPAs sharply rise & continue to improve even after the treatment, while those that did not (the control group) continued to struggle & watch their GPAs decline.

Psychologist Michael Joyce used brainwave entrainment with a group of 30 children. He observed improvements in reading and a half year advancement in grade level as well as substantial improvements in attention, reaction and a reduction in impulsivity and variability.

Harold Russel Ph.D. and John Carter, Ph.D., of the University of Houston, did several studies in which they used brainwave entrainment to treat ADHD and other learning disorders, testing their IQ before and after treatment. Astonishingly, after treatment the subjects showed a 5 to 7 point increases in IQ score.

Michael Tansey used brainwave training technology to treat dyslexia and other learning disorders; his controlled study found brainwave training to yield IQ gains of 19 points on average.

Drs. Siegfried and Susan Othmer found that brainwave training can produce significant shifts in IQ score, particularly with people who are suffering from ADD/ADHD and other disorders. In cases where the starting IQ value is less than 100, the average IQ increase was 33 points! They also found remarkable improvements in memory, reading, spatial skills & concentration. In a one year follow-up, trainees showed major improvements in self-esteem, concentration and self-expression.