In the End, It’s the Mind That Separates Winners and Losers at the Olympics

With the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Korea, the world is turning its eyes to watch its most elite athletes compete to bring home the honor and glory of being the best in the world. But what allows olympians to perform at such high levels? There are many potential contributing factors that [...]

NuCalm Explainer: What Are Brainwaves?

We talk a lot about the role of brainwaves in controlling your mood and the function of your mind. We’ve discussed, for example, their role in the frequency following response (FFR), and how they respond to cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES). But we haven’t actually talked about what brainwaves are. [...]

The Most Anxiety-Inducing Dental Procedures

Dental anxiety is very common, and it can have the negative consequence of causing people to avoid getting needed dental care, which leads to poorer oral health. To understand how best to help patients overcome dental anxiety, it’s important to understand which procedures cause patients the most anxiety. We [...]

Stress Impairs New Threat Recognition

Stress is a survival response. It puts us in a state of heightened alert which is supposed to help us see threats so that we can avoid them. However, new research suggests that being stressed may “lock in” threat cues, making it harder for us to respond flexibly to new cues. This is just one [...]

By |October 5th, 2017|Life, Research, Stress|

How Do We Measure Dental Anxiety?

It may be easy for you to say that you’re anxious about visiting the dentist, but it might be hard to say exactly how anxious you feel. And if you and your dentist can’t figure out how anxious you feel, they may have trouble recommending the right response to your anxiety. Do you need sedation? [...]

The Origins of the Frequency Following Response

One of the natural mechanisms that NuCalm utilizes is the brain’s Frequency Following Response (FFR).  In this response,the brain becomes entrained to an external rhythm--the actual frequency of brain waves changes to mimic the external rhythm. This allows NuCalm to use sophisticated neuroacoustic software to train the brainwave frequency [...]

By |September 8th, 2017|Brain Activity, Research|

Is Stress Today Setting You up for Alzheimer’s Disease?

We know that stress is bad for the body in many ways. Chronic stress in particular can damage the heart and the brain. Now some researchers think that the damage from chronic stress can lead to long-term health effects, including Alzheimer’s disease. And it’s possible that using stress relief techniques like NuCalm [...]

Scientists Take First Images of Key Receptors for Anxiety Transmitter

NuCalm is based on an advanced understanding of the neuroscience of anxiety. That’s why we’re always excited to see new advances in the science of anxiety. Recently, researchers took the first images of glutamate receptors, allowing them to see the structure of the receptor and how it is opened and closed. Perhaps this can lead [...]

Exercise and NuCalm Make a Perfect Pair for Dental Anxiety

Although sedation dentists might want you to think that you need to get knocked out to overcome your dental anxiety, the truth is that there are many different ways to address your dental anxiety. A new study shows that exercise is one of them. And although exercise may not be a good complement to sedation [...]