How we train concentration skills
Concentration depends on the activity in specific areas of the brain. We use a special technique called near-infrared spectroscopy and students wear a head sensor to monitor these brain areas while they concentrate on a training task. Brain activity in these areas increases during focussed attention and decreases when they get distracted or tired. Students learn to control their attention whilst watching a special film on a computer. We know when they get distracted or tired and stop the film to teach them our techniques to refocus and sustain their attention. Through practice, they learn to control their attention. The goal is to make the film play for as long as possible and learn as much as they can from it. This is the essence of neurofeedback training. Combined with our proprietary training techniques and materials, students can improve their ability to:
- quickly start attending when a new task starts
- listen more carefully to teachers
- concentrate for longer to complete tasks
- maintain attention when they get bored on tasks that interest them less
- memorise and recall information
This improves their ability to engage, persist and produce better work and get better results.