The Music
The world's most scientifically advanced music listening therapy

The Listening Program® music is not only effective but is a joy to listen to. Created by the world's leading authorities in applied music effects research, The Listening Program is designed to help you.

Stress less. Listen better. Get your brain, sound and fit.

Which brain areas are involved in listening?

The brain is musical; neuroscience has proven through functional brain imaging that when we listen to music, virtually the whole brain is involved.

Music listening not only involves the auditory areas of the brain, but also engages large-scale neural networks including; prefrontal cortex, motor cortex, sensory cortex, auditory cortex, visual cortex, cerebellum, hippocampus, amygdala, nucleus accumbens, corpus callosum, autonomic nervous system, vestibular system, and the enteric nervous system.

The Listening Program helps conducts the neural symphony, connecting the most ancient parts of the brain to the most advanced.

NATURE REVIEWS: NEUROSCIENCE
Musical training for the development of auditory skills

"The effects of music training in relation to brain plasticity have caused excitement, evident from the popularity of books on this topic among scientists and the general public. Neuroscience research has shown that music training leads to changes throughout the auditory system that prime musicians for listening challenges beyond music processing.

This effect of music training suggests that, akin to physical exercise and its impact on body fitness, music is a resource that tones the brain for auditory fitness. Therefore, the role of music in shaping individual development deserves consideration."

Nina Krause & Bharath Chandrasekaran
Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory
Northwestern University

Psychoacoustics

is the psychological study of the human perception of sound. This scientific field informs much of our understanding of the effects music on our mind, body, brain, and emotions including the four primary building blocks of auditory perception; frequency, amplitude, time, and spatial location.

The Listening Program is designed to train the brain's ability to perceive and process these foundations of auditory perception.

Music that works-

The foundation of The Listening Program is the beautiful music performed by Advanced Brain Technologies' own award-winning Arcangelos Chamber Ensemble.

This world-class music is arranged and recorded in High Definition (HD) sound, produced by our international team of experts.

The Listening Program is the only program to offer original recordings at 24-bit 192 kHz HD. This is the highest music recording quality, most comparable to a live performance. It contains more depth, detail, dimension, and emotion than other recording methods capturing the detail of the harmonics that give music its' sound color or "timbre". This improves the ability to distinguish the sound of each instrument, which affords the listener more opportunity to benefit from listening.

This music provides the foundation for the advanced neuroacoustic modifications which provide a rich, fulfilling listening experience. These modifications are applied to the original recordings we created for The Listening Program. These increase and emphasize the perception of the natural attributes inherent within the musical structure providing the sound contrast needed to train and improve sound perception for better brain performance.

Spatial Surround is a music recording and production process created by Advanced Brain Technologies for The Listening Program. Multi-channel sound is presented to provide music in five individual channels or locations in 360 degree space.

We live in a three dimensional world and rely on our auditory system to tell us where our body is in space, and to inform us if our environment is safe.

Spatial Surround was developed to imitate the natural environment to provide more complete listening training. Exclusive to The Listening Program it improves our discrimination of frequency, volume, time and spatial location.

The Listening Program trains the brain to better receive, process, store and utilize the valuable information provided through the varied soundscapes in our lives such as music, language and the environment in which we live.
Our Scientific Advisory Board

Includes experts from many fields. We believe it vital to have advisory expertise from both scientists and clinicians to meet scientific standards and keep perspective when it comes to the real world application of our evidence-based music sound tracks.
"I find The Listening Program to be a well organized, high-quality product that I'm pleased to recommend to my clients."
~Dr. Judith B. Belk PhD, CCC-SLP, CCC Audiology