Like a Fitbit for the Brain
How many times in your teaching career have you told your students to pay attention?
You know your students learn more effectively the better they pay attention. Most students respond to their teacher telling them to focus. But a few don’t. Some of them can’t because their brains are structured in a way that makes it difficult to focus on a task.
Now there is an easy way to help them. Neuroscientists have used brain research to develop a simple, lightweight wearable technology that helps students be aware when their focus shifts and attention is distracted.
It’s called Nervanix Insight, and it’s like a Fitbit for the brain.
This new wearable attention training tool leverages the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience. It enables students to easily monitor their attention levels.
The Nervanix Insight neurofeedback attention technology:
• Notifies students when they “zone out” or
• Dims the brightness of their computer, ipad or Android screen to prompt attention
• Alerts them to refocus the instant they lose focus
• Enables practice and training to improve attention skills
• Is easy to use because it’s so light to wear Students use Nervanix Insight to develop their attention skills by practice and training while they do their regular work (no separate exercises to take time away from their usual learning activities). Teachers only need to encourage their attention-challenged students to use this educational neuroscience device a few times a week, and the technology will do its job. It’s easy for teachers.
How Does Nervanix Insight Work?
This innovative biofeedback tool helps learners stay more engaged by linking screen brightness to their attention level. The stronger one’s attention, the brighter the screen. If a learner starts to “zone out”, the screen dims and that learner must focus more to make the screen brighter.
Students are helped to master their attentional skills. This “Fitbit” for their brain also fosters mindfulness and metacognition, or the higher-order thinking, which allows a learner to understand, analyse and build control over their learning processes.