The breakthrough research behind Through a Dog’s Ear shows that the mammalian nervous system is extremely sensitive to sound — and that special arrangements of classical music have a profound soothing impact on anxious beings. We created this music for human health, as well as your discerning ear.
We’ve taken the mystery out of one of those “really rare days where everything just seems to click.” There’s a formula for optimal human productivity, and sound is a tool that can bring on that state. Bulgarian psychiatrist Georgi Lasonov, known as the father of Accelerated Learning, discovered that music was an integral component in the psycho/physiologic state known as ‘Body Relaxed/Mind Alert.’ In this mind/body combination, concentration, memory, and imagination are sustained in a heightened state.
The two programs of Focus on Task are sound collages specifically designed to increase productivity using Body Relaxed/Mind Alert audio techniques. Alternating soundscapes of baroque classical music and nature sounds invigorate mental clarity, and facilitate project attentiveness. These original recordings feature a chamber ensemble, consisting of woodwinds (flute, clarinet, oboe) and string sections (violin, viola, cello, and bass). Occasionally, psychoacoustically-designed nature sounds are included to further heighten the Body Relaxed state.
The music is the secret sauce of the iCalm systems. iCalmPet co-founder Joshua Leeds is an expert in psychoacoustics – the study of the effect of music and sound on the human nervous system. He has been creating application-specific soundtracks since 1986, used in homes, clinics, classrooms, and animal care facilities around the world.
What people say about the music
- “I am a high school teacher at a high preforming high school in my area. My students are often so stressed out and scattered, I feel so helpless to help them. This year I decided to try playing Focus during our assignment work periods. We do this every Monday for the last 20-30 minutes of class. The response has been so positive from my students I am thinking of doing it two days a week next year.” – Michelle Gustam, Bay, AK.
- “Honestly, I had come to a point in my life where my insomnia and anxiety were at an all time high and affecting all areas of my life. I was on anxiety meds, sleep meds, everything to try & get it under control. My firm in the city demands so much of my time, like all of my life, and I was having trouble coping with the load. My mom recommended this album she’d found because of her dog, and willing to try anything, I’ve been playing it in the office. Nothing, I mean nothing, has been so effective for getting my head out of the anxiety loop, and back into a productive zone.” – Lloyd Daley, New Orleans, LA.
- “The mind is so powerful and can truly enhance one’s quality of life and well-being in ways you could never imagine possible. This music helps you obtain a better mindset and maintain the ways in which your brain works and thinks. It’s had such big impacts on my overall work, happiness and life.” – Dennis Simone, Derby, CT.
- “I absolutely love love love this music!!!!♥️ Right away it’s as if you were brought into some beautiful relaxing world where something seems to be saying “It will be ok no matter what. This will pass.” It lets me get out of feeling so overwhelmed, into my body, and then into my zone. This is a total recommendation for anyone.” – Missy Brown, Dover, DE.
How iCalm music programs work
Music provides simple calming sounds and can improve health and behavior. The over-arching psychoacoustic theory informing iCalmPet music is summed up in just two words — simple sound. This term refers to the process of minimizing intricate auditory information. iCalmPet music is intentionally selected, arranged, and recorded to provide easeful auditory assimilation. Clinical research on dogs, cats, and people have found that while we hear different frequency spectrums, the mammalian auditory system, that we share, functions basically the same. iCalmPet music is individually designed for each species, based on clinical research and supplemented by anecdotal feedback received since 2003. Music for the enhancement of mammalian function is both a growing science and art.
Enjoy a Sample
|Vivaldi / Largo from Viola d’Amore Concerto in D Minor – Interlude 2|
|Bach / Allegro assai from Violin Concerto #2|
Focus on Task – Multiple Listening Formats
|Easily download iCalmPet programs directly onto your digital device(s). We love downloads because they are environmentally sound, inexpensive, immediate gratification, germ-free, deliverable around the world, no shipping costs, no clutter, and, you own it – FOREVER!|
|iCalm Micro SDs are easily interchangeable memory cards used in devices with a Micro SD port (or regular SD port with adaptor). In addition to iCalm Speakers, other compatible devices include SD-enabled MP3 players, portable speakers, computers, etc.
iCalm Micro SDs are high quality SanDisk 4 GB media.
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