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5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Crown EEG Device

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Crown EEG Device

Apoorva Mahajan
By Apoorva Mahajan on October 5, 2023

As an electrical engineer at Neurosity and a passionate neuroscience enthusiast, I've had the privilege of delving deep into the world of EEG (Electroencephalography) technology. Neurosity's Crown EEG device is a marvel in this field, and I'm excited to share five valuable tips on how you can maximize the potential of this incredible device. Whether you're a seasoned user or just getting started, these strategies will help you get the best returns on your investment in the Crown.

1. Personalize Your Experience

The Crown EEG device is not one-size-fits-all; it's designed to adapt to your unique needs. Here's how you can personalize your experience:

  • Determine Your Head Size: Before using the Crown, make sure it's a comfortable fit. It comes with adjustments for small, medium, and large head sizes. Ensure the device fits snugly to optimize signal quality.

  • Choose the Right Electrode: Depending on your hair type, select the appropriate electrode. Whether you have little to no hair, small hair, or long, coarse, curly hair, there's an electrode that suits your needs. Experiment to find the best fit for you. You could also use different types of electrodes for different densities/lengths of hair suiting your hairstyle. As an example, I use large electrodes for the back of my head and medium ones for the front.

    Pro tip: After putting the device on do a combing motion so that it really makes good contact!


    Image: Types of electrodes for different hair types

  • Correctly Position the Crown: Proper placement is essential for optimal results. Follow the guidelines to ensure the electrode fingers make contact with your scalp, enhancing signal reception.

Correctly positioned crown

Image: How to wear the Crown correctly

2. Take Care of Your Device

To ensure your Crown EEG device performs at its best, it's crucial to maintain it properly:

  • Follow Correct Usage: Learn how to wear the Crown correctly. Be gentle with the hinges!

  • Battery Life: Use the provided charger for longer-lasting battery life, allowing you to maximize your device's potential without interruptions.

  • Storing/carrying the device: Use the travel case to carry the device or a soft storage container to store the device when not in use.

3. Set Goals for Increased Productivity

The Crown EEG device can significantly boost your productivity and focus. Here's how to leverage it effectively:

  • Prime Your Mind: Start your day by using the Neurosity App to prime your brain for five minutes before tackling tasks. It's a game-changer for productivity.

  • Improve mental health or use it to reduce anxiety: Use the new meditation feature on the app, to get into a relaxed state. See your calm scores go up in a matter of minutes! For some people getting into a calm state helps shifting into the productive state easier. You can also use the meditation feature just before you sleep. Sometimes the mind works best in the sleep state!

Todo List

4. Curate a Focus-Enhancing Spotify Playlist

One of the unique features of the Crown EEG device is its ability to integrate with your Spotify account. Here's how to create the ultimate focus playlist:

  • Connect to Spotify: Link your Spotify account to the Crown EEG device for seamless music integration.

  • Customize Your Playlist: Curate a playlist that aligns with your work goals and preferences. Let the power of music boost your productivity.

5. Explore More with Research Access

For avid learners and researchers, Neurosity offers the opportunity to dive deeper into EEG data. Here's how to explore beyond the basics:

  • Developer Resources: Dive into the Neurosity SDKs in Python and JavaScript for creating your applications.

  • External Integration: Explore tutorials and guides to integrate Neurosity with other tools and platforms. Check out "Using Brainflow with the Neurosity Headset" for insights.

With these five tips, you'll be well on your way to unlocking the full potential of your Crown EEG device. It's not just a device; it's a gateway to a more focused, productive, and insightful you.

Stay tuned for more valuable insights and updates on how you can elevate your cognitive experience with Neurosity.

Pro Tip: To extend your knowledge and explore new horizons with the Crown, consider obtaining a research access role. Find out more here.


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