Our founder and Chief Science Officer, Dr. Edward Large, has been bringing his academic training in both music and neuroscience together to expand our understanding of how brain rhythms respond to music. A professor at the University of Connecticut, Dr. Large has been conducting research for more than two decades on how music affects the brain.
Dr. Large, in collaboration with other scientists pursuing similar research, noticed that music activated multiple neural pathways associated with emotion, memory and cognitive processing. They wanted to learn whether these effects could somehow be amplified, and whether the resulting changes in the brain could be sustained. If so, this would have potentially groundbreaking implications for treating neurological disorders.
When light pulses, calibrated at specific frequencies, were synchronously combined with musical stimulus, the more intense and sustained effects began to be seen, and the pursuit of applications within the field of neuroscience and medicine began.
“We’re just at the dawn of understanding the potential of direct brain stimulation to actually rewire the brain. We live in a culture where we are taught that pills are our first line of defense for our ailments. This science is a true paradigm shift, and I think society is ready to embrace a new way of thinking.”
In 2016, Dr. Large founded Oscillo Biosciences to develop treatments for neurodegenerative diseases using the science of music and brain wave stimulation.