What is the origin of the treatment?

Brain music therapy was developed in the early 1990s, at the Moscow Medical Academy, in Russia, the same place where the iconic physiologist Dr. Ivan Pavlov launched the basics of neurophysiology. Yes Brain Music Therapy is a form of Neurofeedback, Biofeedback, which initially was build on classical then operant conditioning, terms some of you probably still remember from school and college.

Following long-term efforts of a group of neurophysiologists, clinicians, and mathematicians led by Dr. Yakov Levin, a special technology was developed to turn a person’s unique brain waves into piano music. This technology and treatment became known as BMT. The use of such brain music as a medical and behavioral treatment was first explored in Russia on medical students; patients suffering from insomnia, anxiety; athletes, and executives. Double-blinded studies demonstrated a high effectiveness rate of 82-85%. Treatment then was expanded in Europe and demonstrated the same effectiveness in independent studies. In 2005 it was brought to US, where more than 2000 people have benefited from BMT, now available in 22 states.

Please look at our providers list to find one close to you. If you find yourself far from one of our Centers, try to visit us at the BMT Center in New York, so you can come have fun in the Big Apple and record you brain soundtrack at the same time!