TO FOCUS, ENTRAIN THE BRAIN
Whether music helps you work or distracts you from it, is a matter of debate. Not only does it perhaps depend on the individual but also the type of work being done. One school of thought however firmly believes that one’s brain can go through entrainment when certain kinds of music is used to coax specific states of mind using pulsing light, sound or electromagnetic field. The theory is that the brain waves align to the frequency used by the stimulant. Brain.fm is an application, available on the web and as an app on both iOS and Android, though the Android app is still a work in progress. What it presents you with is a set of mental states: Focus, Meditate, Sleep, Nap, Relax. Tap one and get into headphones. The pulsing music you’ll hear is meant to induce the chosen state. It certainly works for some people.