How does Mente work?
Mente’s Foundational Basis
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, depression and chronic pain.
Recognising that each person is unique, Mente takes the individual’s unique EEG as a continuous input to drive the brainwave entrainment.
Personalised and Tailored Therapy using
a Closed Loop System
As a result, the EEG driven therapy customises the stimulation from moment to moment, on the basis of the patient’s own changing EEG. Contingent stimulation via a closed-loop has been found to produce greater lasting changes on the EEG compared to non-contingent stimulation.
Unlike standard NFB training tools, Mente’s closed-loop feedback facilitates adjustment of ongoing background brain activity without the user’s perceived attention or engagement. 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.