Science of NuCalm

How does NuCalm help people feel better, perform better, and live better? The short answer is that is allows us to regulate and tune the body’s autonomic nervous system, often described as your involuntary nervous system.

For more detailed information, you can listen to what some of the creators of NuCalm have to say about science–and art–that makes NuCalm possible.

Neuroscience behind NuCalm

Dr. Holloway’s take

Dr. Holloway is the inventor of NuCalm and currently serves as the Chief Science Officer for Solace Lifesciences, Inc.

The objectives behind inventing new NuCalm neuroacoustic software were to design physiologic outcomes focused on reboot, restore, and rebalance… like fine tuning a musical instrument.

I focused on four critical areas of the brain:

  • Reticular activating system
  • Corpus callosum
  • Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA axis)
  • Autonomic nervous system

To create effective neurobiofeedback within the complexities of the brain, I leveraged the auditory motor cortex, not just as a gateway for collecting auditory signals, but for its function in stimulating the prefrontal and frontal motor cortex. The brain is nonlinear so I had to develop proprietary methods to present patterns that the brain won’t easily get bored with. The binaural beat, frequency-following-response neurobiofeedback is foundational to the software but cannot be the only effective elements. I also used specific techniques to evoke potential on a cellular level and increase electrical output focused on certain brain regions.

New discoveries in neuroscience over the past decade allowed me to develop a neuroacoustic file that is faster acting, provides a deeper recovery and restoration experience, and predictably balances the mind and body. The collaboration with Dan Selene adds a further level of complexity to the software tracks due to the synergy between the software driver portion and the carrier of the software, which is the music integration that augments the outcome.

Dan Selene’s story behind the music of NuCalm

I’ve been in music production and sound design as an executive producer for over 40 years including co-founding the record label Higher Octave that was acquired by Virgin Records. I understand the complexities of music production and as a fitness enthusiast also understand the quest for personal development and peak performance. When I was invited by Mr. Poole to collaborate with Dr. Holloway to develop soundtracks for the world’s most powerful neuroacoustic software I embraced the opportunity with enthusiasm and humility.

From the first time I used NuCalm, I realized it was a quantum leap in personal growth and wellness through profound restoration and recovery. NuCalm effortlessly brings my mind and body into a state of ease reminiscent of my deepest meditation and restoration experiences. Since NuCalm’s effects are cumulative, my experience has continued to deepen over time and I am grateful for the revitalizing and restorative effects on my body, including vastly improved sleep quality. I believe that spending time in the ‘NuCalm zone’ is among the most valuable things a human being can ever experience. So I am coming from a place of appreciation as a daily user of NuCalm and it is my joyful intention to provide the best possible NuCalm experiences for NuCalm users all over the world.

The advanced neurobiofeedback neuroacoustic software files developed by Dr. Holloway contain the most sophisticated algorithms and frequency matrix I have ever worked with. Creating a balanced catalog of NuCalm soundtracks on top of the physics requires a variety of styles and genres. To accomplish this, I have a team of composers, musicians, audio engineers, lawyers, and licensing specialists. Together, we are creating harmonious soundtracks by incorporating inspired music, natural environments and other audio elements. This process is part creative artistry and part scientific method. The science involves meticulously creating each segment of music matched to the time signatures of the pitch and frequency matrix of the underlying physics using the world’s most advanced audio engineering technologies.

The first track we released is called NuCalm Relax. It is digitally mastered at 320 kbps to optimize clarity and incorporates licensed music tracks from a renowned artist, and holophonic 3D recordings of night sounds at a vortex in Sedona, Arizona as well as sunrise at the ocean in Big Sur, California. It is an honor and pleasure to bring this transformational neuroacoustic track to the world… I hope you enjoy it!

Explore the Science

Want to learn more about the science behind NuCalm? Check out our ebook A New Calm.