You can improve your concentration, learning ability and working memory using Bellabee.
A state permitting clear perception or understanding of presented information.
Directing attention and thought to a single object or activity.
Knowledge acquired through study, experience, or being taught.
A system for temporarily storing and managing the information which is concerned with immediate conscious perceptual and linguistic processing required to carry out cognitive tasks such as learning, reasoning, and comprehension.
What is the capacity of working memory?
The average is about 7 items, plus or minus 2, depending on the individual. It is highly volatile.
How long does working memory last?
10-15 seconds. Then the working memory decays, is replaced, or is encoded into long-term memory if actively attended to or rehearsed.
Where is the working memory located?
The hippocampus, located in the brain’s temporal lobe, is where episodic memories are formed and indexed for later access.
How does working memory work?
The current hypothesis is that the neurons responsible for working memory communicate with other parts of the brain, including the networks involved in long-term memory. The neurons do this by firing together at specific frequencies, which leaves a temporary “impression” of the information in vast networks of brain cells.
Why is working memory important?
Working memory is important for reasoning, decision-making and behavior. It also plays an important role in (maintaining) concentration and in following instructions. It holds on to information long enough for it to be used, is critical to many learning abilities, and can have a tremendous impact on long-term learning. Weak working memory skills can frustrate learning in many different subject areas, including reading and math.
What is its relation to long term memory?
Information can only be stored in long term memory after first being processed by working memory.
Is working memory capacity fixed?
Working memory does not have a fixed capacity; instead, its capacity is dependent on what is being remembered.
Can working memory be improved?
Yes, you can improve your abilities by training your mind (for example, by using Bellabee). Any related functions will consequently enhance as well.
How can we test working memory?
First, we can test the memory span: the number of items (usually words or numbers) that a person can hold onto and recall. Secondly, we can use computer-based tests that check the person’s ability to focus and concentrate (working memory).
If you’re struggling with studies, work, or games you can use Bellabee to improve and enhance your performance. Daily training helps retrain and rewire your brain connections so the improvements are long-lasting.
When you need to remember a phone number, a shopping list or a set of instructions, you rely on what psychologists and neuroscientists refer to as working memory. It’s the ability to hold and manipulate information in mind, over brief intervals. It’s for things that are important to you in the present moment, but not 20 years from now.
Researchers believe working memory is central to the functioning of the mind. It correlates with many general abilities and outcomes—things like intelligence and scholastic attainment – and is linked to basic sensory processes.
Working memory involves the ability to maintain and manipulate information in one’s mind while ignoring irrelevant distractions and intruding thoughts. Working memory skills are essential for everyday intellectual functioning. Multiple research studies show that the inability to control one’s train of thought has important real world consequences, from poor reading comprehension to unhappiness.
One way to live a happier, healthier, longer life, and to optimize brain performance, is to increase your levels of brain-derived neurotropic factor. BDNF is a protein that affects the brain in several positive ways: it is a natural anti-depressant, a catalyst for neurogenesis (the development of new neural connective tissue), and it improves learning speed, memory, and mental states (mood).
Another way to boost performance is Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Fields (PEMF) treatment. PEMF devices produce pulsed magnetic fields that stimulate the electrons inside your cells causing the cells to pulse. It is as if all your cells, not just muscle cells are exercising. This exercise increases oxygenation, improves sodium/potassium pump (increasing ATP and therefore energy), and can stimulate autophagy (the cleansing of damaged cells in order to regenerate healthy cells) (4). One study shows PEMF increased levels of BDNF (5) and in another it even restored abnormal neuronal activity (6).
Electromagnetic therapy has been used to alleviate mental health conditions for hundreds of years. Interest in electromagnetic therapy has recently increased due to breakthroughs in research and clinical studies. The two most popular techniques are rTMS (repeated Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) and PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) therapy.
Effects of an Integrated Neurofeedback System with Dry Electrodes: EEG Acquisition and Cognition Assessment
Evaluated the effectiveness of the [neurofeedback] system in a single-blind control experiment in healthy people, who increased the alpha frequency band power in a neurofeedback protocol. We found that upregulation of the alpha power density improved working memory following short-term training (only five training sessions in a week).
EEG correlates of working memory performance in females
Beta2 power increased with the increasing WM (working memory) load and did not significantly depend on the type of the task. At the level of individual differences, we found that the high performance (HP) group was characterized by higher alpha rhythm power. The HP group demonstrated task-related increment of theta power in the left anterior area and a gradual increase of theta power at midline area.
rTMS equipment is costly, requires clinical installation and uses strong currents (1-2 Tesla) compared to PEMF, which costs tremendously less, can be performed anywhere and anytime and uses only 100-200 micro-tesla currents. Increasingly popular for these reasons, PEMF therapy has been used to treat a growing list of conditions including insomnia, anxiety, depression, stress, and PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). PEMF continues to gain popularity because it is easier to use and more versatile than electromagnetic therapy.
Rhythmic control of ‘brain waves’ can boost memory
Memory performance can be enhanced by rhythmic neural stimulation, using both invasive and non-invasive techniques.
Dynamic links between theta executive functions and alpha storage buffers in auditory and visual working memory
Working memory task?relevant brain regions are coordinated by distant theta synchronization for central executive functions, by local alpha synchronization for the memory storage buffer, and by theta–alpha coupling for inter?functional integration.
Can pulsed electromagnetic fields make your (or your child’s) brain grow stronger?
Compared to controls, the brains of treated mice had developed stronger connections between neurons, indicating better function. Brain showed proliferation of stem cells in areas associated with learning, memory, and moods. Children focused better.
These have been researched for more than 30 years in Europe and the World Health Organization (WHO) has established clear safety standards for such devices.
For stand-alone therapy, use the “Concentrate” mode for 60 minutes each day. If working with a specialist, you can follow the suggested guidelines and use “Create Therapy” mode to make adjustments according to your brain analysis results and individual response. This software can be used with any Android or ISO device.
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Disclaimer: The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Bellabee© is intended for beneficial effects as set forth in the device and application directions and instruction literature. Bellabee© is designed to complement other therapies and users should consult with their providers to ensure that the use of Bellabee© is not contraindicated. Bellabee© does not claim to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any medical condition. Always consult your medical doctor regarding any health concerns. Do not reduce or stop taking medications without talking first with your prescribing physician. The use of a pEMF device is contraindicated for people with epilepsy, bleeding, implanted metals and pacemakers, or women who are or might be pregnant.