Muse is the first tool in the world that gives you accurate, real-time feedback on what’s happening in your brain when you meditate. Improve your meditation practice in as little as 3 minutes a day – any time, anywhere.
Personalized tracking, motivational challenges and rewards encourage you to build a more regular and effective practice.
Experience all the benefits of meditation – such as relaxation, improved mood and reduced stress – with none of the uncertainty.
The Science Behind Muse
Your brain is constantly generating electrical signals when you’re thinking, sleeping or even relaxing. These signals can be detected from outside your head, via sensors.
Muse uses the same brain sensing technology that doctors and scientists have employed for more than a century to detect your brain signals, similar to how a heart monitor measures your pulse.
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 hear calm and settled winds. When your mind is active the winds will pick up and blow.
Muse has 7 finely calibrated sensors – 2 on the forehead, 2 behind the ears plus 3 reference sensors – which detect and measure the activity of your brain.
After each session, you’ll see how you did through a series of graphs and charts. Track your progress over time and earn points to unlock new features. Muse will show you how your brain did from moment to moment through simple, easy to understand graphs and charts.
Muse measures your brain’s natural electric field from outside your head while you meditate. At the end of your session, you are presented with a graph that presents these data in a way that helps you reflect on that session. The graph divides your session into three regions:
Active: This is time spent with a wandering mind. Your attention was fluctuating. Whenever you notice your active mind and bring your attention back to the breath, you are awarded with a recovery.
Neutral: This is your natural resting state. Your attention isn’t fluctuating, but you aren’t deeply focused either.
Calm: A deep restful focus on your breath. These are moments when you’re truly concentrated on your breath. If you’re calm for long enough, you’ll hear birds.
View your whole session at once, find out the amount of time you remained calm during a session and get helpful tips on how to improve future scores.
HOW DOES MUSE KNOW THE STATE OF MY MIND?
Muse passively measures your brain’s natural electric field from outside your head while you meditate. When your mind is in a deep restful focus on breath, your brain will transmit more energy at certain brain frequencies, and less energy at others. When your mind is at a neutral state of rest, that pattern will change. When your mind wanders and becomes more active, Muse will pick up a different characteristic energy pattern from your brain, which reflects your changing state.
Muse translates your brain signals into a rich, real-time audio experience on your mobile device to help guide your meditation. A calm mind will hear the sounds of a tranquil environment. An active mind will hear the weather soundscape change.
Benefits of Meditating with Muse:
Muse motivates you to change your brain
Muse is the first tool in the world that can give you accurate, real-time feedback on what’s happening in your brain while you meditate.
It provides motivational challenges and rewards to encourage you to build a regular practice.
Muse improves 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.
Regular meditation with Muse can have lasting results
Meditation has been scientifically shown to reduce symptoms associated with stress, depression and anxiety.
Research 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.
Muse can help you meditate easily
Research has shown using an app and starting with 3-5 minutes can dramatically help you build a meditation practice.
Muse starts you with 3 minute sessions and rewards you for your achievements, making sure it’s easy and motivating to train with Muse.
Muse used in Research
Muse is used by brain researchers at some of the world’s top research institutes. As a powerful research tool, Muse adds new versatility to brain research, allowing rapid EEG data collection from many more participants than previously achievable. In a study conducted by the Rotman Research Institute, more than 600 participants shared their brain data with neuroscientists in a 12-hour period, while researchers at McMaster University have reported on the dynamics of brain age in EEG data using more than 6000 participants.
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