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Science and Research

BRAINSCULPT IS FUNDAMENTAL

Our brain is neuroplastic, meaning that it changes based on repetitive experiences. Physiologically certain components of the brain get bigger, experience more neurogenesis, and have faster synaptic responses and coordination with other regions within the brain to produce certain responses.

BrainSculpt is aimed to help strengthen the brain’s calming centers as it provides a means whereby you can spend significantly more time in a calmed and relaxed state. Fundamental change is a time factor. It’s about how often certain neurons fire together and wire together. Repetition and significant time logged in a mental state, task, or behavior are necessary to create desired changes. In addition, it’s important to be intentional about creating specific neural associations as desired associations are often not going to happen on their own. Further, due to the way in which our brain reconsolidates memories, there are short periods of time right after a memory is recalled where we can actively build memory associations. As we learn to strengthen positive experiences and neutralize negative ones, we can literally remap the roads our mind drives down when in a stressed state, and we can do this in real time (not months down the road).

BrainSculpt provides specific resources that help you spend significantly more time in a calmed and relaxed state while on the go as well as tools to help you change specific associations so that you can more directly drive the process of what neurologically fires and wires together.
When we remap the road of where our minds drive, particularly when in stressed states, we can not only change the mental landscapes of our mind, but strengthen those parts of the brain that help us quickly and easily get to a place of calm, thereby literally sculpting the brain.   

Science of Resilience

The three main goals of BrainSculpt are to: (1) decrease stress and anxiety, (2) improve mood, and (3) build mental resilience. While the science of each BrainSculpt product is outlined below, the bigger picture we draw upon is the one that scientists have created in regards to how resilience is generally built. In essence, the level of our resilience is determined by the impact of our negative experiences in comparison to the impact of our positive ones. The fulcrum on which this all rests upon is our ability to cope with stress. While genes play a role, the reality is that we can build our resilience by enhancing our coping skills in a way that magnifies our positive experiences and and neutralizes our negative ones. By enhancing our level of coping in this way, we help tip the scale on which our resilience balances, leading to more positive outcomes overall.

The Science of How Resilience Is Built

Science of BrainSculpt Calm

BrainSculpt Calm utilizes what is called tactile bilateral stimulation or TBS. TBS is a series of small, comfortable vibrations on each side of the body that occur in a rhythmic pattern (left , right, left, right, left, right, etc.). TBS has been studied for over 20 years, and is a foundational feature of treatments aimed at reducing anxiety and PTSD, including eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). 1

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TBS not only decreases the stress response, but also enhances the retrieval of positive memories and the positive feelings associated with those memories. 2

The activation of positive memories can help enhance positive feelings and emotions, and the impact of this can help improve mental health. 3

BrainSculpt CHIP Technology:

  • BrainSculpt patented CHIP technology (Customizable Haptic Intervals and Pauses) allows the user to sync the power of tactile bilateral stimulation (TBS) with specific conditioning techniques. While narrative programs are available in which all of this is automated, CHIP features allow users to custom fit the pacing of the duration of the pulses and the pauses to fit whatever mindfulness, meditative, or mental exercises they are engaging in. 4

BrainSculpt is the first company to sync the power of TBS with specific narrative programs designed to utilize these specific science-based features.

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  • Nieuwenhuis, S., Elzing, B. M., Ras, P. H, Berends, F., Duijs, P., Samara, Z., & Slager, H.A. (2013). Bilateral saccadic eye movements and tactile stimulation but not auditory stimulation enhance memory retrieval. Brain and Cognition, 81 (1), 52-56.

    Amano, T. & Toichi, M. (2016). The Role of Alternating Bilateral Stimulation in Establishing Positive Cognition in EMDR therapy: A Multi-Channel Near-Infrared Spectorscopy Study. PloS One, 2016, 11(10).

    Sarah J. Blakemore, Daniel M. Wolpert, and Chris D. Frith. The Cerebellum Contributes to Somatosensory Cortical Activity during Self-Produced Tactile Stimulation. Neuroimage, 10, 4, 1999, 448-459.


  • Nieuwenhuis, S., Elzing, B. M., Ras, P. H, Berends, F., Duijs, P., Samara, Z., & Slager, H.A. (2013). Bilateral saccadic eye movements and tactile stimulation but not auditory stimulation enhance memory retrieval. Brain and Cognition, 81 (1), 52-56.

    Amano, T. & Toichi, M. (2016). The Role of Alternating Bilateral Stimulation in Establishing Positive Cognition in EMDR therapy: A Multi-Channel Near-Infrared Spectorscopy Study. PloS One, 2016, 11(10).


  • Tarrier, N. (2010). Broad minded affective coping (MBAC): A “positive” CBT approach to facilitating positive emotions. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 3(1), 64-76.


  • The use of intervals or “sets” of bilateral stimulation is indicative within the EMDR therapy process. Francine Shapiro, the founder of EMDR therapy, found that specific sets of bilateral stimulations where particularly helpful in memory retrieval (Shapiro, 2001)

    Shapiro, F. (2001). Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Second Edition: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures. Guilford Press.

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