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Musings on neuroscience, meditation and Muse.

March 22, 2021

Mental Fatigue Is Costly. A New Study Shows How EEG Could Help Predict It.

Over the past decade, we’ve seen a surge in low-cost, wearable technology that allows us to track everything from our heart rate to deep sleep. No longer relegated to big, clunky machines in sleep labs, electroencephalography technology (EEG)—which gives you real-time feedback on your brain activity—is now conveniently tucked inside mobile devices like Muse S … Continued

March 8, 2021

Celebrating International Women’s Day at Muse

There is a gender gap in the modern workforce. And we see it every day in everything from politics to pay. Even as women leaders in healthcare, education, and tech, they are still outnumbered, outranked, and outearned by their male counterparts (1). So today, March 8th, for International Women’s Day (IWD), we’re joining our global … Continued

February 20, 2021

Digital Health Expert & Neuroscientist Dr. Walter Greenleaf Joins Muse.

We hear the word digital health a lot these days, but what exactly does that mean? It refers to all of the ways technology supports your health—from mobile apps and health platforms to wearable devices and digital tools. And leading neuroscientist and digital technology expert Dr. Walter Greenleaf has been at the forefront of the … Continued

February 18, 2021

Interpreting Brain Data Is Hard. Here’s How Machine Learning Could Help

With the right equipment, getting brain data is relatively easy to do. You simply attach sensors to the scalp to measure brain activity. Interpreting that data, however, is not so easy. In fact, it’s one of the biggest challenges brain researchers face today. But a recent breakthrough involving Muse data and machine learning models could … Continued

February 2, 2021

Deep Sleep: Why It’s Key To Your Health (& How To Get More Of It)

If you’ve ever had even one night of lousy sleep, you know how critical catching Zzzs is to be able to function well the next day. After all, sleep is as critical to our survival as air, water, and food. And it helps keep everything from our brain to our immune system healthy. We spend … Continued

February 1, 2021

What Is The Best Sleep Position For You? It Depends.

When we tuck ourselves in for sleep, most of us just assume the position that is most comfortable. But there’s more to sleep than just laying down and catching Zzz’s. So what’s the best sleep position? That all depends. It starts with noticing and tracking your sleep patterns so you can better understand how it … Continued

5 Ways Mindfulness Can Boost Your WFH Productivity

Without hard-working colleagues clicking away on their keyboards next to you or your boss dropping by your desk, you might be struggling to stay productive with your new (or not-so-new) WFH life. And with domestic projects like organizing that messy part of your room or cleaning out the expired condiments in the fridge clamoring for … Continued

January 15, 2021

The Future of Wearable Technology & How It Can Improve Racing Performance

From tracking everything from our step count to our sleep stages, wearable technology is changing the game when it comes to health tracking. It’s making the unknown visible and giving us real-time data to help us live, work, and train smarter. With an up-close look at the human body, we’re able to gain new insight … Continued

January 14, 2021

Muse Sleep Tracker: The Next Evolution In Sleep Technology

We know skimping on sleep isn’t good for us and that just one night of poor sleep can impact everything from our performance at work to our mood and energy. Yet millions of us still don’t seem to log enough quality zzzs each night. In fact, a National Sleep Foundation survey found that at least … Continued