Sharpen Your Focus
Achieve immediate focus. BSR offers thousands of tracks across five intensity levels.
“Certainly, the site’s interface and presentation are impeccable. Ambient and rhythmic tracks can be mixed to the listener’s pleasure and the music streams at a high-quality, through an elegantly simple player.”
It's Your Brain. Take Control of It.
We all use music in prescriptive ways. Brain Shift Radio pushes the rhythm even further: We are researched, proven, and cater to your needs at any given moment.
So, do you wish to focus? Or do you want to sleep? How about a little calm?
Choose your immediate goal: Brain Shift Radio will deliver.
Brain Shift Radio is the first and only personalized, streaming auditory brain stimulation site. We mix the rhythmic and ambient components of brainwave entrainment, auditory driving, and rhythmic entrainment to impact your brain in very specific ways.
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Shift Your Brain in 3 Easy Steps
Auto Mode Lets Us Create Music Mixes Just For You
Choose Your Category
7 categories include Brain Boost, Focus, Calm, Energy, Meditation, Sleep, and Uplift.
Choose Your Intensity
Each category offers 5 levels of brain stimulation intensity to meet your needs.
Mix Your Volume Balance
Adjust the balance between the rhythm and ambient instrument to dial in just the right effect.
“In short: you’re distracted. So you’ll head here, select “I’d like to focus” from their preset playlists, along with your desired intensity level: “laser-like.” Twenty minutes of rapid-fire drums and medieval alpha strings later, and you’ve just cleared your to-do list.”
"...THANK YOU for the Brain Shift Radio. It’s absolutely FABULOUS. I listen to your music while I’m working on the computer. It is helping me remain calm, focused, and creative. I LOVE IT !!!!!!!!! "
“Wow! I’m logged in. This is awesome! Just the feature of mixing tracks is awesome in itself. That almost makes it seems like a synth, or a cool app where you actually manipulate the song. It totally works. I’m excited to create some new ‘focus’ tracks to use while I work.”
"Thank you for the awesome radio! Been listening to focus music all day today!"
Brain Shift Radio Increases Focused Attention
Focus is our most popular category and, coupled with our Brain Boost category, repesents almost half of all music listened to on Brain Shift Radio.
We began working on focus and attention in the early 1990's with several studies on Attention Deficit Disorder in both children and adults.
Brain Shift Radio is designed for immediate episodic results. It is simple to use and exceptionally inexpensive. And because BSR customizes the stimulation based on your needs and feedback, we offer improved focus, regardless of how well you focus to begin with.
To improve your focus, simply create an account, choose the Focus category, and answer the intensity question.
Independent Studies Show BSR Music Improves Attention
Two recent independent third-party studies examined the core techniques used for BSR music, Rhythmic Entrainment Intervention (REI), to increase focused attention. One study compared BSR music to the AD/HD stimulant medication, Ritalin, using a Continuous Performance Test (the T.O.V.A.) for an adult with Attention Deficit Disorder. The other study used a blinded placebo-controlled format for elementary-age children in a classroom setting.
BSR Music Beats Ritalin for Sustaining Attention in an Adult with ADD
This study compared BSR's music to two different doses of the AD/HD stimulant medication, Ritalin (10mg and 20mg). Using quantitative measures of scores from the Test of Variables of Attention (T.O.V.A.), four conditions were examined: Baseline (no meds or music), 10mg of Ritalin taken 90 minutes before the test, 20mg of Ritalin taken 90 minutes before the test, and while listening to REI music rhythms.
The subject's baseline score was -12.74, putting him squarely in the AD/HD camp (anything below a score of 0.00 suggests attention problems).
His score with 10mg of Ritalin was a slightly improved -6.60 while his 20mg Ritalin score showed a significant improvement with a score of -3.47.
His score when listening to the REI focusing music, the same tracks you will find in the Focus category of Brain Shift Radio, were a near normal score of -1.87.
This improvement was nearly 50% greater than the better of the Ritalin scores.
These results suggest that REI offers a strong alternative to Ritalin (and other stimulant medications used for ADD).
The advantages of BSR music include an absence of side-effects, individual customization to achieve the optimal stimulation level for each person, and improved sustained attention.
REI Drumming Improves Concentration in Elementary School Children
This study examined 100 elementary-aged children in a double-blind, placebo-controlled format. Students performed four separate CPTs (Continuous Performance Tests), consisting of two tests with no music and two tests with either a placebo music recording or REI music tracks. Children were randomly assigned to the placebo or REI test group.
The results showed a significant improvement in attention for those who listened to the REI recording over both the silence and placebo conditions. The silence group produced an average score of 23; the placebo group scored at 31; and the REI Rhythm group scored an average of 68.
These results have been encouraging enough that Brain Shift Radio has invested tremendous time and energy developing a next-level study to further explore the efficacy of REI rhythms and the delivery of BSR music.
BSR's Attention Tests Move Music Research a Step Forward
Our Continuous Performance Test moved music research forward by conducting the largest study ever done on music for focusing.
Our attention tests used standardized, quantitative testing methods on an expanding platform. This format allowed us to collect and analyze limitless data with a goal of using this data to not only determine whether music can improve focused attention, but also to determine which techniques offer the most significant results for each population group.
Thousands of Tests = Some amazing results
Thousands of people participated in the BSR CPT initiative. The results show a 3.6 times improvement in focus above the most popular study on music for cognition. This, coupled with the sheer number of people who took our test, provided data several hundred fold greater than other studies' data pools.
An overview of BSR's CPT: The average error-rate reduction was 36.73% with improvements showing fairly consistently across the three error assessment types.
We saw reductions in all three error rates – detection, commission and omission – with the BSR music (stimulated) condition compared to the silence (control) condition.
Detection errors (Detect): The silence (control) condition error rate was 12.42. The BSR music (stimulated) condition showed an error rate of 8.69. This is a 3.73 or 30.0% reduction of errors.
Commission errors (Comm): The silence (control) condition error rate was .73. The BSR music (stimulated) condition showed an error rate of .39. This is a .34 or 46.5% reduction of errors.
Omission errors: The silence (control) condition error rate was 11.58. The BSR music (stimulated) condition showed an error rate of 7.67. This is a 3.91 or 33.7% reduction of errors.
Fastest click: For the silence (control) condition the fastest click speed was 383 ms. The BSR music (stimulated) condition showed an average click speed of 355 ms (milliseconds). This is a 28 ms or 7.3% slower click-time.
Slowest click: For the silence (control) condition the slowest click speed was 968 ms. The BSR music (stimulated) condition showed an average click speed of 932 ms. This is a 36ms or 3.7% faster click-time.
Average click: Of the three click speeds the average offers us the best data. For the silence (control) condition the average click speed was 608 ms. The BSR music (stimulated) condition showed an average click speed of 579 ms. This is a 31 ms or 5.1% faster click-time.
These are significant numbers and suggest that listening to Brain Shift Radio when you need to focus may help you sustain your attention.