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What is fNIRS neurofeedback?

Most consumer neurofeedback is based on measuring electroencephalography (EEG) or brainwaves. Instead, in functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) neurofeedback, fNIRS detects changes in the brain's local blood flow and oxygenation in response to neural activation.

Mendi’s fNIRS high-fidelity signals are processed with proprietary algorithms to create simple, visually comprehensible, and easy-to-learn local feedback signals.

The key aspect of this technology is that it measures the brain's response to changes in activation, which allows for much more efficient and precise neurofeedback training.

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How does it work?

The fNIRS sensor is placed over the forehead, and beneath it is the prefrontal cortex (PFC) which plays a key role in the mental processes of the Executive Function (e.g. focus and working memory). fNIRS neurofeedback is similar to weight training for the PFC - with repeated training lasting structural and functional neuroplasticity will occur. Because it is a form of neural exercise, Mendi neurofeedback training is perfectly safe, proven effective and its benefits are enduring.

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Brain health model

Our brain health model combines neurofeedback training with behavioral science to help you achieve a healthier brain. By diligently committing to Mendi's neurofeedback training and in-app recommended brain boosters, you will contribute to sharpening your mental acuity which includes: deep focus, attention, cognitive flexibility, self-control, emotion regulation, and motivation.

Regular practice is key

Great brain training results are achieved through consistent and habitual training. We recommend users practice three times a week for six to eight weeks to experience optimal results.

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Experts recommend mendi neurofeeback

Terry Rector

Senior Project Leader, The Aerospace Corporation

What we know about the brain is that 'if you do not use it, you will lose it'. The brain needs to be trained and used. Brain training for astronauts will be a key factor for future space travel, which is why NASA is sponsoring the research with Mendi.

Dr. Alan Pope, PhD

Distinguished Research Associate, NASA

Some people may be skeptical now, but in 5-10 years no one will be.

Dr. Lauren Silbert, PhD

Neuroscientist, Princeton University

Neurofeedback brain training has been proven to help with a wide range of cognitive functions - from focus and stress, to sleep and mood disorders. Perhaps most fundamentally, consistent training can be used by anyone to improve their brain’s physical health.

Dr. Francesco Bez, PhD

Neuroscientist, Lund University

A good blood flow in the PFC (prefrontal cortex region of your brain) has been correlated with a general better health, memory and high performance. There’s also evidence that a brain that is more “fit” and with a lot of connections can slow down the onset of diseases.

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