Audiovisual Brain Entrainment associated with “Saving your Brain” therapeutic approach on Quantitative Electroencephalogram Analysis and Cognitive and Emotional Checklist Assessment.

Presented at the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society 22nd Scientific Conference. Orlando FL, OCT 2021 – ILADS 2021.

Title:

Audiovisual Brain Entrainment associated with “Saving your Brain” therapeutic approach on Quantitative Electroencephalogram Analysis and Cognitive and Emotional Checklist Assessment.

Authors:

Cidral-Filho, F.J.1; Porter, P.2, Miller, K2.

Affiliations:

  1. Laboratory of Experimental Neurosciences. University of Southern Santa Catarina, SC, Brazil.
  2. PostgraduatePrograminIntegrativeMedicine.QuantumUniversity.Honolulu,HI,USA.ObjectiveThe objective of this study was to investigate the effect of Audio-Visual Brainwave Entrainment (ABE) associated with “Saving your Brain” therapeutic approach on Quantitative Electroencephalogram (QEEG) Analysis and the Cognitive and Emotional Checklist Assessment.

Methods:

Participants (n=6, 5 female, 1 male, average of 61.3 years old) underwent approximately 6 weeks of therapy, i.e., three daily ABE sessions with the BrainTap headset (New Bern – NC – USA) associated with “Saving your Brain” therapeutic approach. The study was conducted at Dr. Kelly Miller’s Clinic, Tampa, FL – USA and data analyses at the Experimental Neuroscience Laboratory (LANEX) of the University of Southern Santa

Catarina – Brazil. QEEG Analysis was conducted with the NewMind QEEG Analysis and Client Management system (NewMind, USA) at baseline and after ~3 weeks of intervention.

Results:

In comparison to baseline evaluation, the therapeutic approach used herein effectively decreased Metabolic Score (44.94%, data not statically significant – NS) and Total response time (7.97%, NS) (Figure 1A and B, respectively); as well as increased brain plasticity (45.8%), normalization (46.8%), and reorganization (42.8%) (Figure 2). Additionally, cognitive and emotional checklist assessment indicate positive effects on Attention (16.6%, NS), Memory (22.31%, p<0.05), Depression (62.05%, p<0.05), and Anxiety (31.77%, NS) (Figure 3A to D, respectively).

Conclusion:

Audio-Visual Brainwave Entrainment (ABE) associated with Dr. Kelly Miller’s “Saving your Brain” therapeutic approach positively affected Quantitative Electroencephalogram (QEEG) Analysis and Cognitive and Emotional Checklist Assessment.

Limitations:

Small sample size (n=6).

Graphs

Figure 1 – Effect of Audiovisual Brain Entrainment associated with Dr. Kelly Miller’s “Saving your Brain” therapeutic approach on (A) Metabolic score and (B) response time. NS = Not statistically significant (paired T-Test 95% confidence interval – Graphpad Prism software, USA).

Figure 2 – Effect of Audiovisual Brain Entrainment associated with Dr. Kelly Miller’s “Saving your Brain” therapeutic approach on Quantitative Electroencephalogram Analysis (NewMind QEEG Analysis and Client Management system – NewMind, USA)

Figure 3 – Effect of Audiovisual Brain Entrainment associated with Dr. Kelly Miller’s “Saving your Brain” therapeutic approach on the Cognitive and Emotional Checklist Assessment (A) Attention Score, (B) Memory Score, (C) Depression Score, and (D) Anxiety Score. p<0.05 when comparing to baseline to post-intervention. NS means NS = Not statistically significant (paired T-Test 95% confidence interval – Graphpad Prism software, USA).