Technology has really come a long way. It seems that there is a wearable gadget for everything nowadays. From the ones following your sleep patterns to others that measure your heart rate, steps, etc. Scientists and inventors have really thought of a lot in the past few years. But, can there be a wearable device that can actually make us smarter, think faster and have that much-needed laser-sharp focus; the one we lack so much in this chaotic world? Believe it or not, there can.
I developed a simple little box called TheBrainDriver that utilizes tDCS (transcranial direct current stimulation) method, allowing us to enhance many of our cognitive functions, laser sharp focus included.
tDCS as a method is not anything new. It has been applied to patients suffering from different mental disorders, depression included, for years now. But the application of tDCS in healthy individuals seems to be a breakthrough moment that the neuroscientists have been looking for.
The principle behind tDCS is low-level direct current that stimulates our brain cells, a/k/a neurons, and improves its performance, thanks to which, for instance, patients, suffering from forms of stroke have learned to talk again or move muscles that were once paralyzed.
Our brain is the most complex organ in our whole body and the very fact that it can create new neural pathways, after the old ones have been “broken”, through which information can be transported is a fascinating thing.
Since many of you reading this are actually looking to improve your focus, performance and reach that level of concentration at which new skills can be mastered efficiently and quickly, I’ll get straight to the point.
How to use this focus-sharpening performance device
TheBrainDriver tDCS consists of 2 electrodes, one anode and one cathode, which you place on your skull. As every electrode placement, aka “montage”, has different effects, you should know where each electrode goes, based on a boat-load of scientific studies.
Here is page on montages, as well as studies conducted using tDCS . The list of tDCS studies is quickly growing in numbers as researchers are catching on to this technology from their colleagues.
Once you determine where you are going to place the tDCS electrodes and secure them with a headband, you click on a button that will emit a very low electrical current. As different people exhibit different levels of sensitivity, TheBrainDriver tDCS is equipped with 4 power modes, 0.5mA, 1.0mA, 1.5mA, and 2.0 mA. Choose the one that best suits you based on the studies, as well as for comfort - that’s it!
Designed for safety, one of the features TheBrainDriver tDCS unit includes is a 20 & 30 minute timer, so you don’t accidentally leave it on for too long. We added this feature because, when I first started using tDCS for my focus and meditation sessions, I would often fall asleep, only to wake up several hours later with my tDCS still running. I was not comfortable with that, personally.
You should conduct each session for no more than 20-30 minutes per day on a regular basis using the built-in timer. The majority of studies conducted concentrated mostly on 20-minute sessions done every weekday for 4 weeks in a row.
As a result of using a tDCS device, like TheBrainDriver, some study participants exhibited higher levels of concentration, focus, deep-thought, etc. They also reported higher clarity of the mind (less brain fog), which helped them solve problems more easily and master new skills more quickly.
Though there is numerous evidence that show time and again the beneficial effects that tDCS can have in healthy population, the FDA has still not approved it for therapy. This is why prior to any session, it would probably a prudent thing talk to your physician and see if your medical history allows you to use it.
I will be back soon to talk more about tDCS; how it has affected my life and the great messages of success that the many thousands of our users have reported.
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