Mendi’s brain health model
Our science model combines neurofeedback brain training technology with behavioral science through lifestyle recommendations and nudging. If you exercise your brain with Mendi through our neurofeedback technology, you support the health of your physical brain. If you exercise the choices you make in your daily life with Mendi’s lifestyle recommendations, you can experience increased mental well-being. Additionally, both help support each other. Do both simultaneously and you will enjoy better brain health and mental well-being. This is how Mendi helps you be at your best.
What is neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback shows you what your brain is doing in real time, so you can train to strengthen and optimize healthy brain function, leading to more control over your focus, sleep, mood and more.
Train your brain
Everything you do and think activates your brain’s physical neural networks. Neurofeedback directly affects your brain health because brain health is all about the physical functioning of your brain.
A neurofeedback practice strengthens the neural networks that you’re training and targeting – just like exercising a muscle with a tailored workout.
When you exercise your brain through neurofeedback, you are also supporting your mental well-being – it emerges from the physical networks that produce behaviours and thoughts.
What are lifestyle recommendations?
Mendi helps you change habits and decision-making by proposing indirect suggestions and reinforcements that help you put neurofeedback into action.
Translate practice into action
Mendi helps you change habits and decision-making by proposing indirect suggestions and reinforcements that help you get the most out of neurofeedback in your daily life.
Many of our everyday actions are habits, not choices. Neurofeedback helps you see the brain activity that supports those behaviors. Our lifestyle recommendations – combined with effort – help you take that understanding into actions that lead to mental well-being.
By combining those two, Mendi reduces the amount of effort needed to create change. But, to be clear, effort is always necessary.
What you can use Mendi for
Mendi brings together neurofeedback and behavioral science. Whatever your goals, there’s a lot you can achieve with this powerful combination.
The Freedom to Forge Your Own Practice
To achieve results, brain training relies on practice – like any kind of exercise. Train with Mendi consistently for 30+ days, and you can expect to see differences in those areas depending on which you are specifically targeting with your training .
By training regularly with Mendi, you could experience a difference in your ability to direct your focus and control your mood. We encourage you to try Mendi with a number of different intentions. Play with your brain!
Medical research shows that neurofeedback training can be used to support:
- Control fear
- Stress regulation
- Sleep awareness
- Pain management
- Eating behaviors
We are researching and exploring these over time and supporting those where we find we can make a difference.
Expert scientists recommend Mendi
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.
Neurofeedback brain training has been proven to help with a wide range of targeted cognitive functions - from focus and stress, to sleep and mood disorders like depression and anxiety, to name a few. Perhaps most fundamentally, a consistent neurofeedback practice can be used by anyone to strengthen individual thought patterns, and therefore make brain health as accessible as bodily health.
Some people may be skeptical now, but in 5-10 years no one will be.
A good blood flow in the PFC (prefrontal cortex part for 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.
Mendi was designed using a large body of medical literature. The research supporting the efficacy of neurofeedback is substantial. It has been proven effective in facilitating the treatment of sleep disorders, attention-deficit disorders, memory, eating disorders, Parkinson’s disease and more.
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We have conducted our own study which has been benchmarked by independent experts.
Mendi’s accessible and inexpensive technology rivals the incredibly expensive lab equipment used throughout the scientific field.
We are committed to doing further studies, both laboratory and in the real world, to understand the differences Mendi can make to people's brain health, cognitive performance and mental well-being. This is a long journey and we have only just launched. So watch this space!