High School Student Releases Prize-Winning Research Showing Brainwave Entrainment Enhances Focus and Learning

High School student, Varuna Sharma Was Awarded for Releasing Research Results Showing Brainwave Entrainment (specifically the theta sessions from BrainTap®) Enhances Focus and Cognitive Function.

Ms. Varuna Sharma, an eleventh-grade high school student at Jaypee Public School in Greater Noida, India, won Best prize for her research presentation on brainwave entrainment at the 2019 International medical conference “EBNITCON-2019” (Evidence-Based Non-Invasive Therapies: Futuristic Medicine).

The high schooler beat out fierce competition from the international scientific community, and her work was chosen over that of eminent scientists, researchers, and medical doctors from across the globe.

The event was organized by the Government Institute of Medical Sciences and it serves as a unique global platform for Physiologists, Clinical Psychologists, and researchers from world-renowned institutions to share and exchange recent applications and advancements in dealing with evidence-based non-invasive therapies.

Ms. Sharma’s research examined the use of brainwave entrainment to improve focus and learning. The study is titled “Acute Effect of Theta Brainwave Entrainment on Attention Span Executive Functions in Adolescents and Adults.” Once considered new-age and radical, the practice of brainwave entrainment has recently risen in popularity creating a growing demand for research in this area.

The study was conducted using BrainTap®, a consumer phone app and brainwave entrainment tool that uses auditory and visual stimulation to synchronize and balance brainwaves, stabilizing the limbic system which is involved in motivation, emotion, learning, and memory. The app was designed to help users de-stress and achieve physical, mental, and emotional balance.

The research indicates brainwave entrainment (specifically the theta sessions from BrainTap) was effective in improving focus and attention for its participants. These results have major implications for education and healthcare as Brainwave entrainment is a non-invasive approach to help people overcome difficulties associated with learning, ADHD, and autism.

“You can actually trigger neurotransmitter production through brainwave entrainment and this is a game changer for mental and physical health,” says Dr. Patrick Porter, neuroscience expert, and BrainTap founder.


The research was conducted under the guidance of Dr. Anand Pratap Singh (Head of the Department of Psychology, Gautam Buddha University), Ms. Prathiba Sharma (Psychology Teacher), and Ms. Meeta Bhandula (Principal) and Ms. Sharma plans to continue her research work in ADHD and autistic subjects.


With a mission to better a billion brains, BrainTap® is the leader in brain-entrainment performance and mindfulness technology. BrainTap’s apps and hardware accessories restore the brain’s natural balance, so users can feel relaxed, rebooted, and revitalized anytime, anywhere. With over 1.8M sessions played, braintapping de-stresses lives and maximizes peak performance. The BrainTap Pro App was awarded “Best Of CES 2019 Top Picks” and has been featured in notable publications such as Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, and Inc. BrainTap has offices in San Francisco and North Carolina.

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