What are iBG® Brain Games?
The iBG® approach to brain games is unique because they incorporate all 8 positive triggers for brain health;
- Midline Crossing
- Rhythmic Consonance
- Frequency Integration
- Tempo Integration
- Emotional Excitement
- Repeated Practice
- Intentional Focus of Attention
Our brain games help build the muscle of the brain, specifically the prefrontal cortex and portions of the right side of the brain. With daily practice, more grey matter is created, and the benefits include, and are not limited to:
- Improved Mental Clarity
- Better Decision Making
- Improved Decision-Making
- Reduced Stress
- Fostering the internal environment to become more mentally fit
- Improved academic performance
iBG® brain games are also fun, which is no small matter. Our play-based approach to brain games and learning in general help create an internal desire to create a better brain for anyone at any age. The brain games are both animated and shot on green screen to enhance the playful nature of these research-based and evidence-based brain games.
Our Origin Story
The short answer is that our Founder, Enrique C. Feldman, invented the existing 250+ brain games in 2001, and that the movements used are inspired by the art form of conducting orchestras and bands. Enrique is the former Associate Director of Bands at the University of Arizona (92-97), the former Assistant Band Director at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (90-92), the conductor of over 40 professional musicals, and a finalist as the conductor for the Tucson Pops Orchestra.
The rest of the story is pretty amazing!
When Enrique’s daughter was 4, she looked her daddy and exclaimed, “I’m tired of the books your reading to me at night.” “What do you want to do?” asked dad. “I want to make our own stories!” said Sam. That one conversation led to the eventual creation of the Sam the Ant children’s book series. Years later, an older Sam suggested to her dad to animate the Ant for the brain games… brilliant!
Today, the brain games continue to be filmed and created in ways to engage any age user. Some feature Sam the Ant, and others feature Enrique himself. Today, Sam Sierra-Feldman, is a music teacher, choral director, vocalist, and is also known by many of her students as Sam the Ant! There’s a rumor amongst her students that Sam is in fact…. an Ant! She’s also a voice over talent, and along with her dad, you can hear both of their voices on the Sam the Ant youtube channel sharing the origin story of Sam the Ant…. another story entirely!
iBG®, PQ® and Public Speaking by Enrique C Feldman
Enrique started using iBG® brain games as an icebreakers back in the early 2000’s with his many workshops. As he began to expand his speaking career at large conferences, he realized that the brain games were more than just a conversation starter. He made the connection between the brain games and other key concepts like embracing new perspectives to think and act anew. Research was conducted with control groups 2001 – 2004 in Ohio and Florida, and the findings were stunning related to improved academic and social-emotional growth. In 2021, Enrique was introduced to the work of Shirzad Chamine of Positive Intelligence®, also referred to as PQ®. Enrique had already been training on mindset, and PQ® was a beautiful compliment to his life’s work. Today, Enrique presents using both iBG® and PQ® as part of his strategic partnerships with schools, corporate entities, non profit organizations, and Native American organizations.
iBG® and Grow Your Mind™
As part of our commitment to helping you build a better brain and a more resilient mind, we invite you to join Grow Your Mind on FB! This free community of learning and inspiration is highlighted by monthly masterclasses, weekly tips, and brain game parties. No commitment and no pitches…. Lots of information and a safe place to raise the level of your brain and mind!