HarmonicBrain™ ADD/ADHD

HarmonicBrain™ ADD/ADHD

HarmonicBrain ADD/ADHD is a research-based app specifically designed to improve focus, attention, and on-task performance by increasing beta brainwave activity in those with ADD/ADHD. HarmonicBrain ADD/ADHD provides all four of the improvement methods discovered by ADD/ADHD researchers and clinicians: two frequencies to increase beta (low and high beta), white/pink/brown noise (found to increase attention and concentration), and background operation (so users can play their own music/videos/etc. during HarmonicBrain sessions).

Did you know?

  • EEG studies found that children with ADHD have decreased beta brainwave activity
  • Beta brainwave activity can be increased
  • Exposure to certain types of noise improved performance for ADHD children and worsened performance for attentive children

EEG studies found that children with ADHD have decreased beta brainwave activity compared to children without ADHD when measured during cognitive tasks as well as during the Continuous Performance Task (CPT) protocol.

Researchers and clinicians, using binaural brainwave entrainment (like that of HarmonicBrain ADD/ADHD), were able to increase beta brainwave activity of children with ADHD. This increase improved the children’s performance in attentional tests.

Other researchers found that white noise (like that of HarmonicBrain ADD/ADHD) also improved attention scores of children with ADHD but worsened performance for attentive children.

In separate studies, participants who listened to music of their own choice, lowered their anxiety levels.

Researchers also found that children with ADD/ADHD has “significantly higher attentiveness levels” after brainwave entrainment. Another study found subjective improvements in attention and focus but that study made use of music selected by the researchers rather than by the study participants. Because HarmonicBrain is designed to let you select your own music (or any audio, video, white/pink/brown noise, or even no adjunctive sound), you can avoid the issue of “canned” music.

Benefits to ADHD Users

  • Increased beta brainwave activity
  • Improved ability to focus and perform tasks requiring sustained attention
  • Improved productivity and on-task performance scores when listening to “white noise” (other noise combinations may also be effective)
  • Maintains user engagement by running in the background and allowing users to do other things with their iOS device (such as play music, videos, etc.)
  • Low cost – HarmonicBrain ADD/ADHD is not a subscription

HarmonicBrain ADD/ADHD offers:

  • Two frequency modes (low beta: 12-Hz and high beta: 33-Hz)
  • Three noise colors (white, pink, and brown noise) that can be mixed in any combination
  • Built-in Timer for timed and untimed sessions
  • Background operation lets you play your choice of music, audiobooks, video, games, phone calls, and more
  • User adjustable left/right ear volume controls to compensate for hearing imbalances

Get the most from HarmonicBrain:

  • Earbuds or headphones are required and you must listen with both ears
  • The tones do not need to be loud – barely audible is okay
  • Select your preferred frequency (12-Hz or 33-Hz) and experiment with combinations of pink, white, and brown noise
  • Use HarmonicBrain ADD/ADHD during tasks requiring concentration, attention, and focus
  • HarmonicBrain operates in the background so you can run other apps during your sessions
  • Do not use HarmonicBrain while driving, operating heavy machinery, or whenever the use of earbuds/headphones is prohibited

Research Excerpts

“Method: Quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) was performed at open eyes and during performance of the Continuous Performance Task. Results: Children with ADHD showed an altered pattern of QEEG activity, especially during the attentional load task, with increased slow cortical activity (mainly over the frontal areas) and decreased fast cortical activity.”

 “The lack of beta activation during cognitive tasks (requiring focusing and concentration) may reflect a decreased cortical arousal from subcortical centers in premotor and prefrontal regions.”

“The children with ADHD also showed reductions in the relative beta power in frontal, parietal, and temporal regions during open eyes and during performance of VT.”

“The lack of beta activation during cognitive tasks (requiring focusing and concentration) may reflect a decreased cortical arousal from subcortical centers in premotor and prefrontal regions.”

“At the conclusion of the intervention, the anxiety level of subjects in the Music group decreased by 16% as compared with before intervention, whereas the anxiety level of the Control group did not change significantly”

“…white noise seems to be a stimulation that might be able to stabilize performance variability in subjects.”

“Recent empirical research shows that background noise (white noise) increases productivity and improves performances for children who struggle with attention and concentration.”

“Exposure to background noise [white noise] improved performance for inattentive children and worsened performance for attentive children and eliminated episodic memory differences between attentive and inattentive school children.”

“Consistent with the model, our data show that cognitive performance can be moderated by external background white noise stimulation in a non-clinical group of inattentive participants.”

“There was significant improvement in performance for the children rated as inattentive by their teachers, and a significant decline in performance for those rated as attentive as noise levels were increased.”

“The possibility that attention can be improved by the addition of carefully controlled levels of white noise into ones [sic] environment is potentially of major practical significance. Currently ADHD children are treated successful with medication, where environmental stimulation could be seen as a complementary method to deal with inattentive problems. This could be of particular importance for the significant population of parents that are uneasy about the use of medication.”