There have been many academic studies into Neuroscience Led Learning (NLL); it is proven and scientifically accepted. One of the best known and influential was by R. Douglas Fields and it is his research, published in Scientific American, that has underpinned the development of Download™.
The practical application of that neuroscience has been pioneered by our own Dr. Paul Kelley. Paul’s research included applying NLL methods to the teaching of GCSE and A levels whilst Head Master of Monkseaton High School and achieved dramatic results which are the subject of peer reviewed papers (see: http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fnhum.2013.00589/full). The headline result was that Paul compressed 23 hours of traditional learning into a one hour NLL lesson with no loss of learning outcome.
The validation of the efficacy of Download™ was as a result of its inclusion in an independent study conducted by Surrey University. The University of Surrey Learning Tournament was designed to test the effectiveness of different learning methodologies and was the largest research study of its kind ever conducted. The full academic paper has not yet been published but the headline results revealed that Download™ significantly outperformed current teaching methodologies in terms of both knowledge acquisition and application.
Download™ has been successfully piloted by public and private sector organisations including Crossrail/TFL, CITB, the Police and one of the world largest tech companies.