Studies on Cognitive Performance
A study on cognitive improvement was done by Ruth Olmstead, Ph.D. In the study 30 students were given brainwave stimulation twice a week for 6 weeks. It was proven that the 30 students had a significant increase in their cognitive abilities shown through a number of different tests. Before the 6 week program the average score of the students was 12.9. After the program the average score was 18.8. That is an improvement of 46%.
Dr. Graham J. Patrick did a study on improved focus and concentration. Participants were given a total of 15 sessions each. The study proved a significant improvement in attention. Based on the test, WISC-3 Freedom from Distractibility, scores improved by 81%.
There was a definitive conclusion that the participants benefited from the 15 neurotherapy sessions. It was also noted that none of the 10 control group participants showed any improvement.
Study on Brainwave Stimulation vs. Ritalin
There was also a great study which compared the results of brainwave stimulation versus the use of Ritalin. One group received brainwave stimulation for 4 weeks while the other was on Ritalin medication for a 4 week period.
The IQ tests confirmed that those who received the brainwave stimulation outperformed those on Ritalin in all 5 of the IQ tests.
Study on Academic Achievement
The study was conducted on 16 university students who all signed up for academic counseling. They were then divided into 2 groups of 8 each. The 1st group received 30 sessions of brainwave stimulation while the 2nd group received none.
The GPA scores of the students were taken the following semester. The group who received no stimulation had a decrease in their GPA scores of .22 points. The group who received brainwave stimulation had a significant increase of over half a grade.