Helping the brain to detect and develop mechanisms of change

Have you ever tried to get someone’s attention by snapping your fingers? In this case you used the element of surprise to get someone’s attention. Indeed, the brain is very sensitive to changes it cannot anticipate.

Attention is the ability to select and maintain the perception of an external event or thought. It corresponds to the general state of alertness and vigilance, which allows the nervous system to be receptive to any form of information. Attention disorders affect both children and adults who have difficulty focusing and maintaining attention. A characteristic property of attention is the ability to divide it into different stimuli or tasks to be performed. Difficulty in maintaining attention affects cognitive functions and is a source of many difficulties in a learning environment.

The Tomatis® method is based on electronic gating, which causes sound contrasts that constantly surprise the brain so that it is ready and alert. The goal is to help the brain developing automatic change detection mechanisms, which in turn enhances selective attention.