Mind Mastery Through Neurofeedback. Ariel Garten of Muse. – Love Your Work, Episode 151

November 08 2018 – 07:30am

ariel garten podcastAriel Garten (@ariel_garten) envisions a world where we can control computers with our minds. She’s on the cutting edge of computer and brain interfaces with her creation, the Muse headband.

Ariel sent me a headband a few months ago, and I’ve been using it to refine my meditation sessions. The headband gives me neurofeedback to help me identify a relaxed-focus mental state.

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So while I’m meditating, I get audio feedback that’s an expression of my brain’s activity. That audio feedback helps me adjust my meditation technique.

The point of muse is to train your brain into focusing on one thing so you can build that skill and carry it over into other forms of meditation, as well as to have the mental awareness throughout the day to manage your attention and focus.

I’ve experimented with EEG headsets before. I first bought one about seven years ago. The Muse absolutely blows away that experience. In addition to being useful for meditation, it is also a clinical-grade headset – used by neuroscientists everywhere – that measures all brainwaves as well as certain movements.

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