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How does Muse work?

Muse – Step By Step


How can Muse help you meditate?

This video is a detailed journey of the Muse experience. It can help you understand how Muse works and why technology can help you start and maintain a beneficial meditation practice.

1 Connect to the App

Begin by connecting Muse to the app on your mobile device via Bluetooth. You only need to do this once. Once paired, Muse will automatically try to link to the last device it connected to.

Learn more at our Frequently Asked Questions.

  

2 Take the Tutorial

The first time you use Muse, you’ll be led through a simple tutorial that teaches you how to adjust the headband for a good fit and to ensure it’s reading your brain signals correctly.

 

3 Calibrate

Your brain is different every day. To calibrate itself before each session, Muse will take a snapshot of your brain in a natural state. Muse uses this snapshot as a reference to understand your brain signals (what does it measure?).  

  

4 Meditate

Muse gives you feedback about your meditation in real time by translating your brain signals into the sounds of wind. When your mind is calm and settled, you hear calm and settled winds. When your mind is active the winds will pick up and blow.

 

5 See Your Results

After each session, you’ll see how you did through a series of graphs and charts. Track your progress over time and earn points to unlock new features. Muse will show you how your brain did from moment to moment through simple, easy to understand graphs and charts. View your whole session at once, find out the amount of time you remained calm during a session and get helpful tips on how to improve future scores (FAQ: what does my session data mean?).

  

6 Track Your Progress and Achieve Your Goals

Your results are saved in a private account. Use the Muse app to follow your progress over time and learn new things about your own mind. To help keep you motivated and improving, Muse also gives you points, goals, challenges and bonuses to strive for. With every session you earn points, and can adjust your goal to fit your needs.

7 Improve Over Time

Muse is based on focused attention-based training exercises, which have been shown to produce many benefits over time (why train my brain?). The final step of the process is noticing the differences in your daily life. Enjoy greater composure and focus through regular sessions with Muse (what are people saying?).

  

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