Brain State Technologies Announces Presentation of HIRREM Research Data on PTSD and Heart Rate Variability at American Neurological Association Annual Meeting

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Researchers from Wake Forest School of Medicine will present research related to HIRREM™, also known as Brainwave Optimization®, to the American Neurological Association at their annual meeting on October 13-15, 2013.

Brain State Technologies®, developer of HIRREM™, a patented process to facilitate relaxation and auto-calibration of neural oscillations, is pleased to announce that two separate abstracts related to their signature technology have been accepted for poster presentation at the American Neurological Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans from October 13-15, 2013. The American Neurological Association is a professional society of academic neurologists and neuroscientists, and the posters are two of four that have been accepted for presentation at their meeting in the category of “Neurotechnology.” The posters describe studies conducted by Professor Charles Tegeler, M.D., at Wake Forest School of Medicine, who is supported by a research grant from The Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, Inc.

The first poster, titled "Neural-oscillatory Intervention for Auto-calibration Improves EEG Symmetry and Heart Rate Variablility," looks at the impact of HIRREM on Heart Rate Variability (HRV). Lower HRV may indicate reduced vagal tone, a trait associated with a large variety of neurological and psychophysiological conditions including post-traumatic stress, insomnia, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, and hot flashes. Researchers observed that improvement in EEG asymmetry as affected through application of HIRREM was accompanied by improvement in HRV. The findings “suggest a potential role of HIRREM for disorders associated with…autonomic dysregulation.”

The second poster is titled "High-resolution, Relational, Resonance-based Electroencephalic Mirroring (HIRREM) Reduces Symptoms and EEG Asymmetry in an Individual with PTSD." Building on previous studies linking PTSD to hemispheric imbalance in the brain, this abstract describes the reduction of EEG asymmetry and PTSD symptoms in an individual after undergoing the HIRREM process.

Conceived by Lee Gerdes and developed over the past decade by Brain State Technologies, the company he founded, HIRREM is more commonly known as Brainwave Optimization®. The patented process involves translating an individual’s brain wave activity as read by EEG sensors into audible tones of changing pitch and timing, and playing these spontaneously generated soundscapes back to the individual in real-time. Thus the technology creates a loop between the brain and its computer-processed auditory reflection. The process has been noted for its tendency to facilitate relaxation and self-adjustment of brain wave activity toward greater symmetry and optimized proportionation.

Dr. Sung Lee, Director of Research at Brain State Technologies, and members of the Wake Forest team that conducted the research will personally attend the Annual Meeting and will be available throughout the event for questions regarding the research and HIRREM.

MEDIA NOTE: If you would like more information about Brain State Technologies® or Brainwave Optimization®, please contact Laura Dueker at 480.588.6840 or send an email to pr(at)brainstatetech(dot)com.

About Brain State Technologies ( Brain State Technologies® is the world’s leading provider of brainwave balancing technology, Brainwave Optimization®. Founded in 2001 and developed by Lee Gerdes, the modality combines the latest advances in neuroscience, neuroplasticity, computer technology, mathematics, and physics. Brainwave Optimization offers a non-invasive way for people of all ages to overcome cognitive, emotional, and physical challenges, and enhance overall performance and wellbeing. With over 50,000 clients and more than 200 affiliated centers in 20 countries, the company is growing by licensing Brainwave Optimization to providers worldwide.

Brain State Technologies®, Brainwave Optimization®, Brainwave Optimization with RTB™, Brain State®, HIRREM™, Intellifier®, Intellipoint®, Intellectrodes™, Intellisensors™, and Braintellect®, are all registered trademarks of Brain State Technologies, LLC. Unauthorized usage is in violation of various countries trademark laws. Brainwave Optimization with RTB® is not intended to treat, cure, heal, or diagnose any disease, mental illness or symptom. Brainwave Optimization with RTB® is intended to facilitate relaxation and auto-calibration of neural oscillations. Individual results may vary.

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