Does Biofeedback Help Improve Focus And Meditation?
Agnieszka has meditated with the Muse meditation headband for almost two years. By doing this, she hopes to improve her focus and concentration ability during the meditation session and afterward. In this video, she discusses what she did and shares her data from her meditation apps and the Muse meditation headband. She also shares what she learned from her experiment.
Memorizing My Daybook
Steven Jonas has been using SuperMemo since he read Gary Wolf's article about the tool in 2010. In this talk, Steven introduces a new project he’s working on using SuperMemo–memorizing a daily log he keeps of interesting things that happened during the day. Watch his fascinating talk to hear how he’s attempting to recall every day of this life.
Physiological measurements at classical concerts
Elliott Hedman studied himself and others' physiological measurements during a classical concert. In addition to tracking himself and others with EDA sensors, he also videotaped the sensors. He learned that the transitions from loud to quiet or the reverse triggered everyone's sympathetic nervous systems activities. Interestingly, however, he learned how humans are receptive to familiar sounds, because when a xylophone was played, Hedman was the only one triggered because he used to play when he was a kid. In this talk, Elliot speaks to the benefits of both: being less quantitative and more qualitative with your data and less "self-centric" and more "community-centric" when analyzing.
Finding My Optimum Reading Speed
Kyrill Potapov is a Phd candidate and teacher to 12 year olds. Kyrill used a tool called "Spritz" to help track his own reading and his students' reading speed and comprehension. He learned that using Spritz both he and his students had not only faster reading speeds, but also greater comprehension. In this talk, Kyrill shares how he did his experiment and the insight gained from this thoughtful project.
Steven knows that he needs to listen to an album a few times before he begins to like it. Despite knowing this, he found that he often chose not to listen to a new album because he knew it would be somewhat unpleasant. In this talk, he shows a system he created that schedules when he should listen to a particular album in the hopes that it would lead him to liking new music.
Putting My Blood Metrics in Context
Gil Blander discusses InsideTracker's Innerage score and the effect nutrition and exercise have on physiomarkers, biomarkers, and performance. He shares the tracking of his weight, activity, heart rate variability, blood tests, and genetic data during the last year.
Fish Oil Makes Me Smarter
Richard Sprague worked with the late Seth Roberts on a brain reaction time testing application for the iPhone. Seth had a proven theory that certain foods and activities could help his brain be more or less reactive. Seth died suddenly last year, but Richard continued to work on the project and I came up with some interesting things that he shares in this talk -- including whether or not fish oil makes him smarter.
Concussions, Headaches and the Whole30 Elimination Diet
Steven Zhang shares his history of tracking and measuring concussions, headaches and sleep patterns along with an intervention he did to improve his sleep. After constantly suffering from headaches, he decided to take action and track them post a concussion the year prior. He used Taplog to collect his data to analyze if he was indeed improving.