Understanding the Science Behind Our Brain Games

Research-Based, Evidence-Based and Proven in the Field with over 250,000 children and adults

Published, Living Like a Child, 2011, Enrique C Feldman

Intellecutal Brain Wave (iBG™) Research

iBG bridges the diverse disciplines of music, cognition, cognitive science, neuroscience, and linguistics. “Music and language share deep and critical connections, and comparative research provides a powerful way to study the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying these human abilities.” From 2001 – 2004, the Global Learning Foundation (GLF) conducted research using two control groups, each using the same assessment tool known as Galileo, to track the progress of 3 – 5 year old head start children. The iBG®/GLF control group (600+ children) received ongoing training and development with the teachers of the children, including classroom modeling directly with children. They  the brain games and breathing strategies by the founder of iBG® and the co-author of Sam the Ant®, Enrique C Feldman. The National control group (4000+ children) did not receive any training related to iBG®. The GLF group outperformed the national group significantly in areas of literacy, math, science, and social emotional development. A small sample of our research highlights are below.  


  • Social Emotional Improvement
  • Literacy Improvement
  • Math Improvement

iBG®/GLF group: 41% increase in progress (from starting point of 4% to 45%)

National group: 19% increase in progress (from starting point of 24% to 43%)

iBG®/GLF group: 53% increase in progress (from starting point of 30% to 82%)

National group: 39% increase in progress (from starting point of 45% to 84%)

iBG®GLF group: 53% increase in progress (from starting point of 35% to 88%)

National group: 46% increase in progress (from starting point of 38% to 84%)

Impact of Mental Fitness

1 %
Team Performance Improvement
1 %
Sales Performance Improvements
1 Y
Life Expectancy Improvements
1 X
Overall Creativity

Impact of Improving

The 8 Key Variables For Elevated Brain Fitness


  • Mid-Line Crossing
  • Rhythmic Consonance
  • Frequency
  • Tempo
  • Novelty
  • Repetition
  • Focus of Attention
  • Emotionally Exciting

There has been significant research by Positive Intelligence® related to the impact of Mental Fitness on sales in the corporate world. This is significant and supports the combined usage of iBG® and Positive Intelligence®.

Average Monthly Sales per Team Member

32% Booked Sales
71% Pipeline Sales

Increase of Sales

Increase per Salesperson

The Neuroscience behind this research is clear in the creation of new neural pathways with the approach of daily integration through practice of iBG® and Positive Intelligence®.


Research which supports the use of both iBG® brain fitness strategies and Mental Fitness strategies from Positive Intelligence®


Emotional Intelligence and Neuroscience

iBG is evidence-based and research-based to create concrete, visceral and guided positive responses from individuals who use these games.  Laughter and joy are experienced and act as a reminder of what it feels like to experience new neurological messages.  “…students remember information when it is elaborate, meaningful, and contextual with meaningful real-world examples… the most effective approach to teaching is the guided-experience learning model.”

Neurology of Optimal Learning

iBG brings together both physical brain games which cross the midline, along with synchronized movement to music at approximately 120 beats per minute, with music at high frequencies based on research from Dr. Tomatis. “The “Neurology of Optimal Learning” relates to music and movement being one of the best vehicles to opening a young and older mind and seeding the ground for elevated connections which lead to learning across the spectrum.”

Cognitive Redefinition

iBG creates new neurological messages and assists a learner in being ready to absorb new information.  “New knowledge, new data and new experiences are the cornerstones in the process of cognitive redefinition.The first phase in Lewin’s conceptualization of the learning process was unfreezing in which readiness and openness for learning is created. Being ready to learn, the individual moves to the next phase in the learning process which is changing.