Music for the Mind is a unique home-based sound stimulation auditory
training program consisting of 4 specially developed CDs. Each CD
contains six ten-minute progressive segments featuring the improvisational
music of Ostad Elahi with added nature sounds. The program involves
two 10-minute segments of headphone listening per day, six days
a week, for a period of four weeks.
Co-produced by Advanced
Brain Technologies and the Nour
Foundation, the purpose of MFM is to naturally enhance the function
of the ear and brain while providing a pleasing listening experience
through the music of Ostad Elahi. Based on the science of psychoacoustics—the
study of how humans perceive sound—the program combines unique
psychoacoustic techniques with improvisational music and nature
sounds to exercise both the ear and the brain. These auditory aerobics
facilitate improvement in auditory tonal processing and ultimately
improve communication skills, musical abilities, and learning potential.
In a pilot study with forty listeners conducted by Brainquiry,
a company analyzing the impact of physiologically-based information
on self-regulation and personal growth, overall feedback from the
Music for the Mind program confirmed that listening is resulting
in improvements in various cognitive and auditory domains.
Use the weekly listening logs to rate your experience as you go
through the program. Begin by circling the day and the corresponding
track, and then rate your experience on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being
the minimum and 5 the maximum) in three different areas: Energy
level, Attention Level, and Serenity Level.