Boost uses neuroscience technology to help you feel more alert and improve your mental performance. Using feedback from a MindWave Mobile headset (required), Boost increases the frequency of electrical oscillations in your brain, improving short-term memory, attention, and alertness.
HOW BOOST WORKS During normal wakefulness, the human brain generates electrical waves at a rate of 8-12 oscillations per second. The speed of these waves is associated with cognitive performance and declines with age starting in young adulthood. Boost uses a combination of neurofeedback and audio-visual entrainment (AVE) to speed up these waves, increasing cognitive performance.
WHAT BOOST DOES Independent and in-house studies have demonstrated that increasing the speed of alpha waves can improve a wide range of cognitive functions, particularly short-term memory,a critical part of intelligence.
HOW LONG DOES BOOST TAKE TO WORK?
Our research has shown that 1 to 3 5-15 minute sessions of Boost are usually needed for the brain to learn how to efficiently increase its alpha wave speed “on demand”. After the first few sessions, most users notice effects which appear within 30 minutes of the end of the session and last several hours.
WHO CAN USE BOOST? Boost is designed for cognitive enhancement in healthy people. While Boost technology is very safe for most people, it should not be used by individuals with epilepsy or seizures. Boost should not be used to treat any disease or neurological/mental health condition.
WHY DO I NEED THE MINDWAVE HEADSET? The stimulation delivered by Boost is constantly adjusted based on measurements of your brain's electrical activity. The MindWave Mobile headset is required to detect and digitize this activity. If you do not have a MindWave, you can purchase one at http://store.neurosky.com/products/mindwave-mobile
THE SCIENCE BEHIND BOOST The following citations describe the role of peak lpha frequency in cognitive performance and the methods used by Boost.