Giving You Your Brain Back — How Passive Brain Fitness Will Change Your Life
You know that training your body is important but what about training your brain? Active brain training mechanisms like Luminosity, Sudoku and other puzzles are made to give your mind a workout, which has been proven to improve and enhance neurological pathways.
However, is active brain fitness the only method on the market worth practicing?
According to Jeff Gignac the answer is no. While Jeff will be the first one to tell you the importance of active brain training, his passion and expertise has focused in on the often-overlooked science of passive brain training.
What’s the difference?
While active brain fitness can leave you feeling tired and cause your conscious energy to wane in the short term, passive brain fitness produces both long and short-term benefits that leave your brain better off. And just like physical fitness, the effects of regular practice is cumulative and have been scientifically proved to produce valuable cognitive outcomes based on your intended objectives (think relaxation, stress and anxiety reduction).
So how does passive brain fitness work?
The feelings and sensations behind stress, fear, anxiety and overwhelm all produce a heightened response stimulus in the brain, which in turn starts a deluge of response mechanisms in the body that can have negative and damaging effects when they happen too often. The body is made to respond to this stimulus as responses for to extreme situations only when needed, not on an ongoing basis, which many of us are all too frequently experiencing in our busy lives today. These stress-inducing responses constrict blood flow and oxygen to the brain, quite literally inhibiting your cognitive function in the brain and as a by-product effect your decision making. Just like the rest of your physical body, your brain needs great blood circulation and oxygen to perform at its peak levels.
Thanks to EEG (electroencephalography) technology, scientists have nearly a century of data to study and learn from about the brain and how it works. What they’ve discovered is that the human brain has a frequency following response tendency and it likes to match and follow frequencies that are within it’s normal range. That normal frequency usually falls within the range of 0.5 cycles per second up to about 120 cycles per second depending on the stimulus it receives and what it’s experiencing. Obviously audio and visual sensations are the primary key stimulus your brain is processing, so it makes sense that using those two external stimulus to map the brain into following improved frequencies would work well in improving your mood and outlook.
Gignac has found that providing brain stimulation without frequency parameters works really well in training the brain into new neurological pathways. For the exact science of how this works, Gignac provides a detailed explanation you can explore, but in a nutshell, like a superhighway, the neurological pathways that are the best mapped in your brain are the easiest ones for stimulus to travel down. It’s been shown that the brain wants to respond how it wants along the easiest and most used pathways, which is why your habits can be so hard to change. However, there’s good news! It’s also been shown that the brain does map new neurological pathways and can change the road it likes to travel.
That’s where the magic happens. The act of responding to the new neurological pathways is the benefit producing action in the brain. In other words, just like the benefit of lifting weights is the action of the body responding to the weight, the mind responding to the new neurological pathways that passive brain fitness is stimulating is what’s producing the benefit in the mind.
With that in mind, Jeff created a engineering marvel that has become Passive Brain Fitness™. By carefully constructing a perfectly synched experience of audio and visuals, he has managed to create a cotival invoked response that holistically assists your brain in creating new and improved neurological pathways for better responses to stress signals. He’s been able to use EEGs to map and prove the brains short term and long term improved responses thanks to the clinically proven studies that show light and sound effectively alter mood.
There’s plenty more science behind what Gignac has created but after experiencing one of the many Passive Brain Fitness™ videos for yourself, you’ll likely feel more than understand the effect.
It may just the right time to reclaim your brain.