Interactive Metronome Therapy

Interactive Metronome is utilized to aid patients in the recovery of these functions.

Doctor using digital tablet in hospital

our servicE

Interactive Metronome The primary neuropathology of TBI is di use axonal injury (DAI), caused by shearing forces generated in the brain at the time of the injury. The wide variety of symptomatology seen in TBI patients, including issues with memory, attention, executive function and processing speed, are a result of this DIA. At Elevate, Interactive Metronome is utilized to aid patients in the recovery of these functions.

Interactive Metronome® (IM) is an evidence-based assessment and training tool that measures & improves Neurotiming, or the synchronization of neural impulses within key brain networks for cognitive, communicative, sensory & motor performance. As the individual activates a trigger in time with a steady auditory beat, IM technology provides real-time auditory and visual feedback for milli- second timing. Knowing whether he or she is hitting before, after, or exactly in sync with the beat to the millisecond allows the individual to make immediate, online corrections to improve timing & rhythm over the course of training.

Interactive Metronome® (IM) is believed to improve the resolution and e ciency of an individual’s internal brain clock(s) and temporal processing. In turn, it is hypothesized that this results in more e cient brain connectivity, communication, and synchronization via increased integrity of the brain’s white matter tract communication system.

In particular, research and theory suggests that IM training increases the e cacy of the parietal-frontal brain network, the brain network most associated with general intellectual functioning, working memory, controlled attention and executive functions.

The primary conclusions from the detailed scientific
explanation of the IM are:

  1. The diversity of performance domains positively impacted by IM technology is due to IM improving the function of crucial brain-based domain-general neurocognitive mechanisms.
  2. The precise, real-time IM millisecond feedback impacts the temporal processing resolution of the internal brain clock, which in turn improves neural efficiency—and thus, more efficient temporal and information processing in the brain..

  3. The IM effect appears to be the result of increased efficiency and synchronization of communication between the primary brain structures that comprise the functional brain networks involved in performing both the cognitive and motor demands of IM training. Interactive Metronome® (IM) is believed to improve the resolution and efficiency of an individual’s internal brain clock(s) and temporal processing. In turn, it is hypothesized that this results in more efficient brain connectivity, communication, and synchronization via increased integrity of the brain’s white matter tract communication system. In particular, research and theory suggests that IM training increases the efficacy of the parietal-frontal brain network, the brain network most associated with general intellectual functioning, working memory, controlled attention and executive functions.

  4. IM technology may be improving brain network communication, especially within the major brain networks at the core of the P-FIT (parietal-fontal integration) model of general intelligence. IM technology may be improving the efficiency of the parietal-frontal brain network which is critical to general intellectual functioning, working memory, controlled attention, and overall cognitive efficiency.

  5. One of the most important IM training outcomes (but not the only outcome) is improved focus via increased e ciency of the attentional control system (ACS) that maintains goal related information active in working memory in the presence of internal (mind wandering) and external distractions. Improvement in efficiency of executive functions and working memory results in more efficient complex cognitive processing and learning.

Close Menu