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.