How does Mente work?
Mente is designed to rebalance excessive activation of low and high frequency brainwaves, such a Delta and Beta, which can be observed among neurodevelopmental disorders and learning difficulties. Mente uses audio feedback and earphones to gently guide the brain into a more relaxed state.
Brainwave entrainment is a known principle since as far back as the early 1930’s and its clinical benefits have been articulated in a number of studies. It has been proven to be effective in promoting relaxation, improving attention, and reducing anxiety.
Tailored therapy using closed loop system
Recognising that each person is unique, Mente takes the individual’s unique EEG as a continuous input to drive the brainwave entrainment.
The binaural beats delivered by Mente are dependent upon the user’s EEG pattern, as a result, they are tailored and produces a contingent stimulation to entrain the brain activity.
The process is effortless and intrinsic within the brain yet has still shown to be effective.
This makes it particularly suitable for use in children or people who may have difficulty with paying attention for extended periods, to follow instructions or to stay focused on brain training activities, such as video games.
How fast does Mente work?
It takes from 4 to 8 weeks for any significant differences to be noticed. You will need to be patient. As every child is different there can be fluctuations while the brain is adjusting to the training and self-regulating its activity.
Bringing Mente into your child’s daily schedule can be challenging at first, but it is worth persevering as often your child will eventually take ownership of their daily therapy and actively seek Mente as part of their routine. After regular daily sessions with the device, parents notice that their children participate more in conversations, make more eye contact and are more engaged in educational settings.
We recommend daily use in a quiet environment so that there’s no risk of outside noise affecting the binaural beats that the child is hearing. Otherwise, the therapy may not be effective. Before starting this home-based treatment, it is helpful to get your child a baseline QEEG test and monitor their progress with a medical professional.
Mente is safe to use and delivers neurofeedback training for autistic children to learn to self-regulate. Mente is intended for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders but is not advisable for children who have history of epilepsy or sporadic episodes of epileptic activity. We are currently investigating its suitability in adults who exhibit excessive activations of low and high-frequency brainwaves. Contact us if you want to know more.
The Mente app enables users of the Mente device to register the product, monitor daily sessions of therapy provided by the device, the transfer of session data from the Device to the Application and to upload the data from the App to the Mente cloud system. Users can also view session reports via the App.
The Mente app is available on both Android and iOS platforms.