Attention has come under siege, largely by technologies like email, texts, smartphones and the like. These invite the outside world to impinge on what had been private time when we could focus on what we need to do. While all these technologies have tremendous advantages, we have to learn to be more intentional about focusing – for instance, carving out a space in our day when we can concentrate without such distractions.
We can also strengthen our focus – concentration is like a mental muscle. There are workouts for the focusing circuitry in the brain which can help us sustain focus better.
In this era of information overload, there is a serious shortage of attentional focus.
Attention is a crucial resource in today’s corporations.
Focus measures the degree of single-pointedness of focus on a particular object of attention, like: a perception, a thought, an image.
If you have a high-tech managerial position which requires prolong intense focus, fast response and/or zero error tolerance, or you have a repetitious boring job that requires vigilant attention or even if you only want to gain an edge on the competition, ToniQbrain is the thing for you.
It is clear that this approach – High Focus – is a very strong aid to productivity. Simultaneously decreasing stress levels enhances the benefit of the individual and should increase job retention and decrease health care costs.
What can we do for you?
- Better focus during critical meetings and phone calls
- Improving focusing while ehnancing relaxation to decrease stress and the resulting absenteeism and medical costs
- Mastering new tasks and material quickly
- Improving sales performance and business relationships by really learning how to listen to others
- Counteracting age-related cognitive decline and memory loss
- Improving oragnizational skills
- Bettering accuracy
- Reducing workplace violence
- Opening channels of communication for better employee/employer relationships
- Developing better work habits
- Enhancing the capability for long-lasting performance
- Optimizing the personal routines
- Focusing despite distractions
The more the brain practices concentration, the easier the tasks becomes. This is the basis for all learning. The training activates the Executive Attention Network part of the brain – the part that has been recently identified as controlling attention to important tasks and to new learning; this Executive Attention Network choreographs the dance of the brain, by turning on and off various parts of the brain that are necessary to direct our attention to certain parts of our experience.
When the Executive Attention Network encounters an experience that the brain judges to be unfamiliar, an experience that can’t be easily categorized on the basis of prior experience, it turns on the prefrontal cortex, along with many other regions of the cortex. As a result, we become aware or conscious of this new information. The processing of this new information is spread widely across the cortex at first, producing a lot of high frequency messages from one part of the cortex to another.
With this continued mental exercise, brain functioning improves, the metabolism and blood flow to the parts of the brain are increased, and the tissue grows better connections between brain cells. This is very similar to the tissue changes after exercising a muscle.
By enhancing the function of the Anterior Cingulate Cortex, and the prefrontal lobe, the training improves the user’s ability to pay attention. Attention leads to concentration so using our method will strengthen not only the Executive Attention Network but also the function of the Anterior Cingulate Cortex.
For each individual, each activity has its own optimal patern of: focus/ concentration and alertness/ arousal/ mental energy. As the activity and skill becomes better learned, these patterns are also learned and internalised. The patterns of experts differ from those of novices. Want to be an expert?