Kathy Murphy, LPGA Master Professional
March 27, 2017
Opti is a performance optimization tool based on EEG activity in 4 quadrants of the brain – left frontal, right frontal and left temporal and right temporal. Opti is designed for an individual to learn the skill of synergy in their brain – a unique pattern to you, where the total effect is greater than the sum of the individual effects.
This is an article recently sent to me from one of our Opti supporters. http://blogs.biomedcentral.com/on-medicine/2017/03/09/using-eeg-to-identify-attention-disorders/
The article describes a specific study in which “EEG’s can reliably detect specific brain differences associated with attentional disorders.” Generally, attentional disorders have been diagnosed by doctors based on an examination and the person’s clinical history. Even MRI studies “have not yet proven to constitute a clinically successful diagnostic measurement of attentional disorders in formal trials.”
We are familiar with the descriptors of attentional disorders – decreased attention span and often, over-activity that interferes with life’s daily activities. I think many of us who have played golf or participated in any activity that requires a focus of attention have thought – I could be better at this if I could just concentrate better or focus more! OptiTrain provides feedback to let us know when our brain is in Synergy. Accurate and effective feedback is necessary for learning…it is what good coaches strive to provide their clients in all aspects of performance. Up until now, getting feedback for the “mental” side of sports has been a challenging task – other than observing performance results. Opti provides neurofeedback that can be practiced as a supplement to and/or simultaneously with physical practice. Often the goal with ‘mental practice’ is to learn to self-regulate thoughts and feelings as a bridge to performance of a technique. Opti teaches us and provides accurate feedback of self-regulation. The bad news AND the good news is there is no limit to your potential…with Opti you can Better Your Best!