Focus for many people is hard to obtain, but, when focus is sharpened through mental exercise, doors start to open and you are more in tune with the center of interest or activity at hand, thus enabling oneself to do better at their endeavor.
Certain steps you can do to allow oneself to strengthen their focus such as choosing 3 tasks to prioritize in your day, and be clear on how much you can achieve in any time frame, avoid social media prior to starting ones task, create a routine so your brain gets used to good work habits, try to have your tasks completed in a linear fashion and you will find yourself completing more assignments, silence all distraction (phones, social media, etc, etc), using music specifically designed to emulate alpha waves of the brain is proven to enhance productivity and focus, set goal times on your tasks to create an efficient work dynamic, and don’t forget to exercise daily to help aid in releasing of endorphins and raise serotonin levels which allows space for creative ideas to form.
Studies show that sharpening your meditation improves working memory and fluid intelligence, but even standardized test scores. Repeated mental exercise is like going to the gym, only you’re building brain instead of your muscles. Mindfulness meditation has become an increasingly important treatment of mental health difficulties like depression, and even post-traumatic stress disorder(PTSD).
Neurosky Mindwave takes decades of laboratory brainwave technology and puts it into a bundled software package for under $100. It safely measures brainwave signals and monitors the attention levels of students as they interact with math, memory, and pattern recognition applications. Here’s some of Mindwave’s features: lightweight, wireless, safe passive biosensors, 8 hour AAA battery life, includes a bonus CD with 10 neuroscience apps, supports windows xp/ vista/ 7, supports Mac OS X 10.5.8, 10.6.x, and 10. 7. X. Also a list of Mindwave’s hardware overview: portable EEG brainwave headset, TGAM1 module, TRAT1 ASIC, Automatic wireless computer pairing, static headset ID, single AAA battery, 6-8 hours battery run time.
The Puzzlebox Orbit is a brain-controlled helicopter. Operated with an EEG headset, users can fly the Orbit by focusing their concentration and clearing their mind. Colorful visuals and physical feedback help provide positive reinforcement while developing skills of attention and mental relaxation and can even be controlled through your phone by simply pressing on the tilt option. What makes the Puzzlebox Orbit truly unique however is the open release of all source code, hardware schematics, 3D models, and the step-by-step hacking instructions which are published freely online. Puzzlebox seeks to aid the pursuit of science and education by inviting its users to modify their products and make them their own. Some amenities that come with Puzzlebox orbit are puzzlebox orbit helicopter, one IR transmitter, one USB charging cable, One Neurosky Mindwave mobile EEG headset (AAA battery not included). Lastly an Android or Apple (iphone, iPad, or ipod touch) mobile phone or tablet device is required. Software is free and can be downloaded directly from Google play or the Apple App store.
This technology is great for opening new doors to endless possibility for instance, one day, man can control machine purely through thought and can give us a hands free user interface controlled solely by brainwaves alone. Thanks to Neurosky’s ingeniously designed and super easy to use Mindwave headset we can now begin to control machines such as Puzzlebox’s Orbit and unlock our meditative and attention span to greater potential.
So if you’re looking for a fun, interesting, and new way to sharpen your meditation and attention at home than look no further than the Puzzlebox Orbit. Lets not forget to mention it’s really simple to use and safe because of its surrounding housing. For only $189.00 you can have a cool helicopter that can be piloted manually or mentally.