Provides accurate, real-time feedback and lets you hear what’s happening in your brain as you meditate
Helps you improve your meditation practice in as little as 3 minutes a day
Offers personalized tracking, motivational challenges, and rewards to encourage you to build a more regular and effective practice
Includes simple exercises that show you exactly what to do to get the most out of your meditation practice
Free app guides you through your meditation and tracks your progress over time
Quickly and easily pairs with your Bluetooth® enabled device
In the box: Muse™ headband, Micro USB charging cable, and user guide
Why meditate with Muse?
It motivates you to change your brain. The Muse Brain Sensing Headband is the first tool in the world that can provide accurate, real-time feedback on what’s happening in your brain while you meditate. It also offers motivational challenges and rewards to encourage you to build a regular practice.
It can help improve how you respond to stress. In the short-term, meditation has been shown to trigger the natural relaxation response—a state of deep rest that changes the physiological and emotional responses to stress. Your metabolism decreases and your heartbeat slows. The muscles relax, breathing becomes slower, and your blood pressure decreases.
Extended use can have amazing and lasting results.Studies have shown that 20 minutes of meditation for 3 days in a row can reduce anxiety, improve your mood, and reduce heart rate. Research on longer sessions has documented other benefits, like increased grey matter density, reduced thinning of the prefrontal cortex, decreasing amygdala activity (associated with stress response), and increased resilience—basically, an overall beneficial change of the brain’s structure and function.
It’s designed to help you form the habit. Using an app and starting with 3-5 minutes can dramatically help you build a meditation practice. The Muse Brain Sensing Headband and App start you with 3 minute sessions and reward you for your achievements, making sure it’s easy and motivating to build your practice.
How does Muse work?
Begin by connecting Muse to the app on your mobile device via Bluetooth. Once paired, Muse will automatically try to link to the last device it connected to. Then you’ll go through a simple tutorial that teaches you how to adjust the headband for a good fit and to ensure it’s reading your brain signals correctly (you only need to do this the first time you use Muse).
Since your brain is different every day, Muse will need to calibrate itself before each session by taking a snapshot of your brain in an active state. Muse uses this snapshot as a reference to understand your brain signals. For each calibration, Muse listens to your brain signals for 60 seconds as you perform a simple brainstorming task. After calibration, you’re ready to meditate! Muse gives you feedback about your meditation in real time by translating your brain signals into the sounds of wind. When your mind is calm and settled, you’ll hear calm and settled winds…and when your mind is active, the winds will pick up and blow harder.
After each session, you’ll be able to see how you did through a series of graphs and charts on the app. You can view your whole session at once, find out the amount of time you remained calm during the session, and get helpful tips on how to improve future scores. Your results are saved in your private Muse account, and the app makes it easy to track your progress over time and learn new things about your own mind. To help keep you motivated and improving, Muse also gives you points, goals, challenges, and bonuses to strive for. With every session you earn points, and can adjust your goal to fit your needs.
What does Muse measure?
Muse is a brain fitness tool that measures brain signals much like a heart rate monitor senses your heartbeat. Using 7 finely calibrated sensors (2 on the forehead and 2 behind the ears, plus 3 reference sensors) Muse can detect and measure the activity of your brain.
The measurements Muse takes are harmless to people and only provide information about your general state. Brain sensing has been used in hospitals and research institutions for over a century to study various aspects of the brain’s function. (Muse has been tested and certified in accordance with Canadian, USA and European regulatory standards [FCC, UL, and CE], so you can be sure the technology is safe!)
Enjoy greater composure and focus through regular sessions with the Muse Brain Sensing Headband—order yours from Brookstone today!
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