Understanding the Forbrain® Effect
We perceive sound via the audio-vocal loop. Then, we analyze it, assimilate it, and continuously adjust in response to it. This process relies upon auditory discrimination, phonological awareness, and rhythm. Forbrain®, an altered auditory feedback (AAF) device, takes advantage of this audio-vocal loop & heightens a user’s perception of his own voice & speech through bone conduction headphones that are equipped with a high sensitivity microphone. As the user talks into the microphone, a patented electronic dynamic filter blocks out environmental noise & amplifies the user’s voice, enhancing long vowels and other sounds that are the building blocks of language.
NEW STUDY IN PRESS! CLAPPING IN TIME PARALLELS LITERACY & CALLS UPON OVERLAPPING NEURAL MECHANISMS IN EARLY READER
“Clapping in time parallels literacy and calls upon overlapping neural mechanisms in early readers” was just accepted by the Ann NY Acad Sci. The data are a strong endorsement of[...]
ISCN Conference and New Study Presented by IM Provider, Dr. Bagnell
We are excited to announce, IM Provider and November 2015 Provider of the Month, Dr. Michael Bagnell, will be presenting at this year’s ISCN conference in Orlando, FL. Dr. Bagnell and his colleagues, Hannah Irons and Susan Esposito from Life University, will be discussing the results from their study, Effects of Interactive Metronome® on balance and stability indexes of a 77-year –old female”.
IM Featured in the News: Study by Nina Kraus of Northwestern University
Mature brains exploit feedback when keeping a beat Clapping along with a metronome is a deceptively simple task that requires the integration of multiple neural systems. Incorporating visual cues to[...]
New Research Published:Incorporation of Feedback During Beat Synchronization is an Index of Neural Maturation and Reading Skills
Published September 11, 2016 in the Brain and Language Journal, researchers from Northwestern University looked at how auditory, visual and motor maturity can be identified within these various systems utilizing synchronous modalities such as Interactive Metronome®.
IM Featured in the News: Train the Brain
With such astonishing outcomes, like those gained from IM training, its no surprise that many of our Providers end up featured in the news! We are excited to share that Kate Ortman, founder and CEO of Brain Training of Maryland, is featured in "Her Mind Magazine" this month. Ortman is no stranger to the media either, she has been featured numerous times discussing IM and her training methodologies at her Maryland clinic.
Confused on how Interactive Metronome actually works?
Are you finding it difficult to wrap your head around how and why IM works? Or finding it difficult to explain what IM is to clients, families and friends? rest assured IM is here to help!
IM Featured in the News: Podcast
IM in the News: Listen to this podcast hosted by Dr. Michael Bagnell of Bagnell Brain Center and Amy Vega.
Interactive Metronome Research Announcement
Research Annoucement: A research grant has been awarded to study the effects of Interactive Metronome® therapy on aging American Indians.
Iman improves 100% with IM
Iman lives at home with his mother and father, as well as an older brother. Iman is six years-old and is enrolled in elementary school. Based on caregiver and teacher[...]