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Current and Ongoing Research 

Learn more about current research studies in progress and findings. Be sure to check back often, as this page is continuously updated with the latest findings.

Harvard University's McLean Hospital

Harvard-CrestThe Brain Balance program is currently part of a research study being conducted by Harvard University’s McLean Hospital. The research study is focused on the impact of aspects of the Brain Balance program on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Preliminary research shows that, to date, 36% of children with ADHD who completed the Brain Balance program had a 40% or greater improvement in quotient measures of Hyperactivity or Inattention1 or Spatial Working Memory.2

Harvard McLean Hospital Study on the Impact of Brain Balance  Exercises & Interactive Metronome

The preliminary white paper stated, "This is a degree of improvement that we have not previously observed in children with ADHD unless they were receiving medications, and then only if they were receiving the correct medication at optimal dose." Read the full white paper on preliminary study findings.

The Harvard University McLean Hospital team is continuing their research and  additional findings will be shared here as they become available.
1 Hyperactivity or Inattention was objectively assessed using the Quotient ADHD System.
2 Spatial Working Memory was objectively assessed using the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery.

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Cambridge Brain Sciences


Cambridge Brain Sciences is collaborating with Brain Balance to understanding the cognitive impact of the Brain Balance program on attention, focus, anxiety and development.  Preliminary results show that children who participated in the Brain Balance program have demonstrated a statistically significant change in 11 of the 12 Cambridge Brain Sciences cognitive tasks measured.

Journal of Mental Health & Clinical Psychology

Research published in the Journal of Mental Health and Clinical Psychology suggests that the Brain Balance Program is an effective, non-drug option for reducing and improving emotional and developmental challenges like anxiety, ADHD or autism.

The study focused on children who were at or below developmental milestones and evaluated the parent-reported changes in their behavior before and after undergoing 5-6 months of the Brain Balance program. The findings revealed that nearly all the children who participated in the program showed improvements in mental well-being, with most categories reaching an average of 40-50% improvement. Learn More

Home-Based Brain Balance® Program Research

Brain Balance has recently begun a study, in collaboration with researchers at University of California San Francisco (UCSF), to assess the impact of the home-based Brain Balance program in improving outcomes in a population of children with attention and cognition difficulties. 

Relevant Research from University of Cambridge

In a study that was not associated with Brain Balance, scientists from the University of Cambridge found that weak connectivity between different regions of the brain may be the reason why some children struggle. The severity of the learning difficulties were strongly associated with connectedness of brain hubs, suggesting that the connectivity between these hubs plays a key role in passing information between different areas of the brain. Learn more.

Brain Balance Program Research Booklet

156557054693872299For the past decade, Brain Balance has helped more than 40,000 families answer the question, “How can I help my child do better with focus, academics, behavior, anxiety and in social settings?” Read the PDF booklet to see the 60+ research studies that support the individual components of our integrative approach.  Learn More.

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