Studies Show That Raising Neureka! Increases
The brain produces Brainwaves
for everything it does. Research shows when we feel good feelings
such as happiness and love, the brain produces brainwaves around 40 cycles
per second, which the Peak BrainHappiness Trainer processes to create Neureka!.
A special protocol in the Trainer reads the raw brainwave information from
the sensors on the person’s head and shows the level of Neureka! on
the PC screen. New studies show a person can learn to increase the amount
of the Neureka! produced by the brain. The more Neureka! they produce, the
more good feelings, like happy, loving and grateful, they feel. See
the researcher, Dr. Rubik, speak on training Neureka! 40 Hertz here.
Study 1: What Does Neureka! Feel
In this study, researchers asked
the subjects to raise their level of Neureka! using neurofeedback with the
Peak BrainHappiness Trainer for 15 minutes. Then the researcher asked the
subjects to describe what it felt like, in their own words, when they
could see the level of brainwave output had changed.
All of the subjects used very positive
words to describe what it felt like to be at higher Neureka! levels.
There were some fascinating
descriptions, all but one very positive. They used words such as:
love, compassion and joy.
In the next part of the study, a
researcher read words aloud to the subjects and they asked the subjects to
create the feeling or idea inside themselves and watch the screen on the
Peak BrainHappiness Trainer. Then they rated how the measured levels of
Neureka! they saw on the screen compared to the intensity of what they
felt. They reported remarkably strong relationships to happiness,
love, gratitude, satisfaction, awareness and other experiences.
Three Seconds to Happiness
Then the researchers asked each subject to
make the Neureka! levels as high as they could in 3 seconds, using the
neurofeedback from the Peak BrainHappiness Trainer. The researchers
gave the subjects their own words they had used to describe their feelings
in the first part of the experiment to help them raise the levels of
Neureka! brainwaves in this part.
The subjects were able to raise their
levels of Neureka! brainwave output in a 3 second trial. Some raised
it by 28% over the baseline.
More information on
this study is available here.
Study 2: Create
In this study,
researchers read words related to positive emotions to subjects who were
asked to feel that way for just 6 seconds. The researchers used the Peak
BrainHappiness Trainer neurofeedback system to measure and record the
levels of the Neureka! for the subjects as they felt these emotions.
With all of the positive words, the test subjects showed a significant
increase above the baseline levels in their Neureka! output,. The highest
increases in Neureka! values were for the words “happy” and
The brain produced more Neureka! when the subject felt positive
To see more details about the experiment, look here.
Study 3: Positive
vs. Negative Feelings
In this study, subjects created
internal states related to the positive, negative or neutral words read to
them. The Neureka! associated with positive emotions was
significantly higher than the Neureka! during negative or neutral
In one of the test cycles, the researchers said “unhappy” after testing
“happy”. That pair showed the greatest difference in Neureka! output
level from the subjects.
For more information,
check out this webpage.
These studies show how the levels of Neureka! relate to positive
Study 4: Enhancing
Happiness, Thinking, and Memory
The 4th study we are reporting showed people who used Neureka! neurofeedback
training with the Peak BrainHappiness Trainer, had positive results in 3
main areas. In just 5 hours of training--25 minutes for each
session--the subjects showed positive changes. They reported being
happier, they showed better brain function, and they felt less
Dr. Estate Sokhadze carried out this study
at the University of Louisville. In the first part, the subjects
watched DVD’s with beautiful scenes from the BBC series, Planet Earth
during their training sessions. When they raised their Neureka!
values, the size of the DVD picture on the PC screen grew at the same
time. The researchers asked the subjects to make the picture grow as
much as possible. All of the subjects learned to raise their
The study used a question to rate happiness, which was used in an
earlier study done in Australia, called HILDA [Household Income and Labour
Dynamics in Australia survey]. In that study, they asked the
subjects, to rate how happy they were from 1 to 6 - (6) all
of the time, (5) most of the time, (4) a good bit of the time, (3) some of
the time, (2) a little of the time, and (1) none of the time.
In our study, not counting the subjects
who already said they were happy [rating themselves at (5) or above], the
other subjects in the lower happiness ranges rated their happiness 50%
higher as a group after Neureka! training with the Peak BrainHappiness
Feeling Less Depressed
The study included another test called the Beck Depression Inventory, a
very well known and accepted measure of depressed mood. The subjects
improved their scores by an average of 35%, showing that they felt
This is not about the serious condition called clinical
depression, which has to be diagnosed by a professional
When the subjects had finished all the
training sessions, the researchers rechecked them with a short
computerized test called the MicroCog. The MicroCog was developed at
Harvard to look for difficulties in thinking and general brain
function. The results seem to show the subjects improved in two main
areas: General Cognitive Functioning and Memory. This indicates a
very selective improvement in brain function, particularly centered around
Happiness and Health
study on happiness, “HILDA” [Household Income and Labour Dynamics in
Australia survey], showed an interesting relationship between happiness
and health. In 2001 they asked the subjects to rate how happy they
were. Three years later, in 2004, the researchers asked the same
subjects to rate their health, with the question: "In general, would
you say your health is excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor?".
The people who rated themselves in the upper ranges of happiness in 2001
were much healthier in 2004. Those happier ones had more than 50%
odds to be in better overall health in 2004 than the others who had
reported they were less happy in 2001.
The results of our study at the University of Louisville may also
indicate that Neureka! training with the Peak BrainHappiness Trainer can
improve long-term health. We used the same question about
happiness that they did in the HILDA study, and showed major
improvements. Health and happiness seem to be connected. For
example, there are studies connecting heart disease and immune system
function to the level of happiness. This could mean that people who
become happier may also become healthier.
Our hypothesis was that the results of the
study might also indicate this training can improve long-term health. A
follow-up survey taken after the study showed the subjects had
remained just as happy for 4 months without additional efffort.
Overall, this study showed people can learn to raise their Neureka!
level using neurofeedback with the Peak BrainHappiness Trainer. When
they do, they report they are happier, and tests show their brains work
better and they feel less depressed. They also appeared to raise
their long-term "set-point" of happiness, as they stayed at the same level
of happiness for 4 months .
For more information on this study,