Muse Devicem Muse device
Muse Headband Review - How Technology Can Help Your meditation
As you begin to be meditating, one of the frequently asked question is, "Am I doing it right" or "Should I concentrate like this? Though we have a mediation instructor and try to clarify what is going on within ourselves, our inner life is so subtile (if not chaotic) that it is difficult to precisely define our experiences.
In recent years, researchers have been studying the impact of mediation on the mind using EEG and fMRIs, but this was confined to laboratories and clinics - these devices were too large and too costly for use. They have been around for some time - they were financed in IndieGogo in the end of 2012 - and they have been introduced in TechCrunch, Mashable, CNN, BBC, Huffington Post, Discovery Channel and several university.
If I meditated with him, I was initially diverted because I was conscious of his being on my mind, but over a period of getting used to it. The Muse has 7 sensor and gathers information on 4 different canals. The Muse has been approved and certificated to Canadian, US and EU norms (FCC, UL, CE).
You must pair the device with your phone or tray via Blue tooth. Please have a look at the device compatibilty-lists. The next stage involves downloading the calms application, going through the tutorials and calibrating your device to give it a basic understanding of how your mind works. You are all ready to go and can begin the concentrated attentional mediation led by the application.
The program will support multi-user logins and has three to twenty -minute session meditations. Click here to learn more about focussed attentional mediation. Muse gives you real-time feed-back about your brains by converting your brains signal into a sound of the air. If your spirit is quiet and composed, you listen to quiet breezes. If your spirit is energetic, the winches will raise and soar.
To learn to keep the wind steady will train your brains to remain concentrated and avoid distraction. Your spirit to be quiet. Listening feedbacks vary more or less quickly according to the level of difficulty chosen. You can also use the application to calculate "points" for your mediation. You' ll get 1 point for every second your brains are in a normal state and 3 points for every second your spirit is quiet.
"A" and "Insights into you" (what for example will tell you at what times of night your meetings are quieter or when you "deserve more birds"). It is very delicate, so if you move your mind or howl, the signal will be a little rustling for a few seconds.
Cerebral signs are very faint and can vary from 1 to 300 micro volts (one micro volts is one billionth of a volt). In order to put it into perspective, an AA cell is 1. 5 million fold more powerful than the faintest cerebral sign. Once installed for the first time, the device and application can also be used off-line, which is practical!
Neurones in our brains are communicating by transmitting small electrical pulses to each other. If a large number of neutrons fire simultaneously, they produce a variation in the electrical fields that can be externally detected. We can compute the intensity of certain frequency when a neuron fires and correct it against the general state of thought.
So Muse can read our cerebral impulses. The Brainwave is usually divided into five tapes (Muse recognizes them all). The delta wave (0.1 - 3.9 Hz) is mainly present in low, untroubled sleeping. Thetawaves ( (4 - 7, 9 Hz) are associated with sleeping, very profound relaxing, hypnotism and visualisation.
Here the verbal/thinking spirit merges into the meditative/visual spirit. Let us begin to move from the spirit of the planner to a more profound state of consciousness and oneness. The Alpha wave (8 - 13. 9 Hz) occurs when it is relaxing and quiet. Often we find ourselves in an "alpha state" after a lesson in the yoga, a stroll in the forest, a pleasant meeting or any kind of physical or mental relaxation activities.
Cerebral haemispheres are more even (neuronal integration). Betashafts (14 - 30 Hz) are our wax state dominating wave, which are present during an exercise, thought or speech. Awakening of the pre-frontal artery is associated with the betas. It is a state of "working" or "thinking mind": analysing, designing, evaluating and categorising.
Garmac Wave (31 Hz+) occurs when they are engaged in higher intellectual activities, understanding and intensive information consolidations. For my pleasure, the device is really precise - the cerebral wavers in the diagrams portrayed well what was going on inside my head. During my first meeting, which lasted three mins, I went into contemplation as before.
Mine was very calm, and the device showed 88% rest, and 25 gathered avian. When I forgot everything about the application and just do my regular retreat, I realised that it goes deep. However, it would be more advantageous for beginners to follow the feedbacks of the application carefully. The calibration of the instrument was not simple at the beginning.
But my missus could always slightly adjust it. That is probably only of relevance to those who meditate longer, and I have been reading that it is possible to get this information by installation of the Muse SDK and synchronizing the headgear with the computer. Possibility to adjust a timeout for any period of the user's choice (currently the application allows 3, 7, 12 or 20 minutes).
During longer meetings the call sometimes falls off and does not decrease by itself. It is essential that the application has a function to attach memos to your session and subsequently view them in the shape of a journaling. In using the muse, I realized that if I had the "performance mentality", my mediation would be less quiet than if I just forget the device and immerse myself in my work.
Similarly, looking at the monitor, it was less effective than with your eye shut. We have become used to it over the years, so it can be integrated into our practices without the distractions of our work. In the following pictures you can see my experiments with different types of mediation work.
Sittings are in the order I tried, one by one, and they were each 3-minute long. Those that worked best for me are the techniques I practised most: Attention while I breathe (in the shape of Zazen) and I Am meditation. I will still use it to try different types of meditations and to keep track of my state of mind during other activity, such as e-mail readings and replies.
I' ve been spending some quality reviewing the Amazon products. We have had 112 critiques, mostly upbeat ("How God Changes Your Brain" by a neuroscientist). Having an avarage of 4 star I am even safer to suggest the Muse to you. Some said that they had tried meditating before and missed to go on with the practices but could become a muse.
The Monkey Mind Alarm", a member of Muse, which I find very fitting. Hold your face and mind as still as possible (as in meditation). Experiment with different frontal altitudes and set the device's soft tube ears until you get a good sound. Otherwise the device will not be able to distinguish your alfa and betasha, and the feedbacks that the ir gives you during your mediation will not be the best.
Once the device has been put into operation for the first reason, it is suitable for all subsequent use. It is calibrated quickly and painlessly. If you have mated the Muse to more than one device, you may need to turn off your earlier device's wireless connectivity while you connect to a new device, otherwise the other device will connect when it is in reach.
I did, but I have seen this problem with several different Bluetooths enabled phones. Muse-Muse is a great instrument to help beginners and meditating students to get genuine feedbacks about their practices, create more interest in your meditations and develop the habits. The value of the device for those with progressed meditations really lies in gaining a better understanding of different states of mind and different methods of media.
After all, if you are a mediation instructor or awareness trainer, this device can be a mighty instrument to help your pupils better understanding their progression and states. ChooseMuse.com allows you to buy a Muse. It' also easy to share with other human beings. If you consider that a pro-neural feedback device would be well over a thousand bucks, I would say that Muse is quite reasonable.