Performance Enhancement Study: Peak Achievement Training Produces
Substantial Gains in Psychological Tests in Just Five Sessions
Improvements Were Substantially
Better Than Heart Rate Variability or Electrodermal Response
A recently published study of thirty 16-17 year
old high school students found that Peak Achievement Training produced
very substantial improvements in measures of concentration, attention, and
memory in just five sessions. They were trained to focus their attention
once a week for 30-45 minutes each.
Performance on one of the attention
measures—The Trail Making Test (TMT) Part A from the Halstead-Reitan Test
Battery--nearly tripled, while the group average on the more difficult TMT
Part B doubled.
TMT Part A consists of encircled numbers from 1 to 25 randomly spread
across a sheet of paper. The object of the test is for the subject to
connect the numbers in order, beginning with 1 and ending with 25, in as
little time as possible. TMT Part B is more complex than A because it
requires the subject to connect numbers and letters in an alternating
pattern (1-A-2-B-3-C, etc.) in as little time as possible. This type of
test is relevant to many life skills, including the ability to follow a
play in a fast moving sport.
The improvements due to Peak
Achievement Training were highly significant on both Part A (t-test =
8.302) and Part B (t-test = 5.137). The study also included control
groups using the Freeze Framer (now EmWave PC) from HeartMath and the
Inner Tuner Expert System, Ultra Mind International. Neither the heart
rate variability feedback training (t-tests = 0.297, 0.104) or the
electrodermal response feedback training (t-tests = 0.267, 1.302) produced
significant gains on these tests in five sessions.
performance on both the Forward and Backward Digit Span Tests improved
significantly with the Peak Achievement Trainer. The number of digits
remembered when quizzed in the forward direction increased from 7 to 8
(t-test = 3.521), while the number remembered while stating them in
reverse order increased from 4 to 4.5 (t-test = 2.168). Of the other two
biofeedback groups, the only one that showed a significant improvement on
Digit Span was the heart rate variability feedback training in the forward
direction (t-test = 2.323).
The study also showed that five
sessions of Peak Achievement Training significantly enhanced the subjects’
abilities to focus. This is indicated by how long they could keep their
concentration going without a lapse, as measured by the Peak Achievement
The study, titled Comparison of Biofeedback Modalities for Better Achievement in
High School Students, was performed by Nada Pop-Jordanova
and Irena Chakalaroska at the Department of Psychophysiology, Paediatric
Clinic, Faculty of Medicine, University “Ss Kiril and Metodij”, Skopje,
Republic of Macedonia and published in November, 2008. Dr. Nada
Pop-Jordanova, M.D., Dipl.Psychol., Dr.Med.Sci. is the Chairman of the
Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of
Skopje. We thank these researchers for an outstanding study and for their
comment: “This technique is much easier to understand and faster to meet
the demands than other EEG multichannel biofeedback techniques”.
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