Research

Research & Proven Results

Open label, randomized, crossover pilot trial of high-resolution, relational, resonance-based, electroencephalic mirroring to relieve insomnia Brain State Technologies is pleased to announce the publication of new research into their proprietary HIRREM technology in the peer reviewed interdisciplinary journal Brain and Behavior. The study, conducted by the Department of Neurology at Wake Forest School of Medicine, found that Brain State Technologies patented Brainwave Optimization technique is highly effective in relieving Insomnia. According to the researchers, “use of HIRREM was associated with an improvement of insomnia symptoms…of subjects with moderate-to-severe insomnia”, with nine out of ten subjects showing significant improvement.

Brainwave Optimization (High-Resolution Relational, Resonance-Based Electroencephalic Mirroring): A Non-Invasive Technology for Neuro-Oscillatory Calibration (2011)

The purpose of this paper is to describe technical and theoretical aspects of Brainwave Optimization™, also known as High-resolution, Relational, Resonance-based Electroencephalic Mirroring™ (HIRREM™). HIRREM is an innovative, non-invasive approach to facilitating greater self-regulatory capacity for, by and through the human brain. The approach may be conceived as a high-resolution electronic mirror that reflects the brain’s activity back to itself in real-time. picture

Similarities and Differences between Brainwave Optimization (HIRREM) and Electroencephalographic Biofeedback (2011)

In terms of technological lineage, Brainwave Optimization™ (more formally known as High-resolution, Relational, Resonance-based Electroencephalic Mirroring or HIRREM) can be considered as an advance on the methodology of electroencephalographic biofeedback (also known as “EEG biofeedback” or “neurofeedback.”) For purposes of this discussion, we will generally refer to it as “EEG biofeedback.”

Returning Soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan with PTSD

The VA has seen a tenfold increase in PTSD cases in the last year. According to the VA, more than 37,000 Vets of Iraq and Afghanistan are suffering from Mental Health disorders, and more than 16,000 have already been diagnosed with PTSD. "After training with Brain State Technologies® (BST) I’m sleeping better than ever and my irritability/anger has decreased significantly,” says SGT. Dan F., U.S. Army 10th Mtn. Div. “The best thing about this technology is that I never had to mention a thing about my combat experiences as BST is not a ‘talk’ solution."

Results from Nevada Prison Demonstration using Brainwave Optimization (2007)

Brainwave Optimization was conducted with six inmates, all with history of violent crimes and drug abuse. The PTSD Checklist (Stressor Specific Version or PCL-S) was administered pre and post-Brainwave Optimization. All reported improvements in anger management, focus/attention, sense of happiness, overcoming depression and ability to interact socially.