SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND

FOCUSCAP BLOCKS 4 REFLEXES & MAKES YOU AN UNDISTRACTABLE TOP PERFORMER

According to evolutionary science genetically you are still 100% caveman.

Being easily distracted by motion has therefore always been a primary evolutionary advantage during hunt and for survival (fight or flight response).

Your brain analyses your environment on 4 levels for threats (saber tooth tigers, enemies) and opportunities (prey, potential mates).

Nowadays these reflexes are particularly challenging for all kind of mentally demanding tasks. The FocusCap blocks or reduces these reflexes significantly.

Let’s discuss them one by one.

1) PERIPHERAL VISION 100% BLOCKED

The peripheral view (side vision) is our internal alarm system and everything that is noticed within this range would be put on top priority over what you actually wanted to focus on. It detects movements within milliseconds and immediately triggers an adrenaline rush even before we can detect what happens.

The problem is that every time you get distracted from your concentrated work, it also takes almost 23.5 min! to be focused again (https://www.ics.uci.edu/~gmark/chi08-mark.pdf).

Furthermore if this formerly life-saving stress reflex is triggered constantly e.g. in an open office, it has a very exhaustive effect in the long run which makes you sick (depression, anxiety, burn-out).


2) ‘ORIENTING RESPONSE’ RESTRICTED UP TO 95%

The ‘Orienting Response’ (Pavlov, 1910) is the innate reflex of an organism to a new stimulus in the (slow) frontal field of view. Everything new in this range is immediately recognized and causes us to be distracted.

With the FOCUSCAP you eliminate almost all distractions in your frontal vision.

3) NO NEURAL MONITORING OF STATIC OBJECTS

Static objects, even on a clean desk, are constantly communicating with neurones in your brain. This forces the brain to constantly prioritize back and forth between your task at hand (subjective priority #1) and these static objects 

This circumstance drains a lot of mental energy and is the very beginning of all procrastination.

That is why Steve Jobs always had an extremely reduced working environment and empty desk.

4) TURN OFF MIND CHATTER & ENTER FLOW

When using the FOCUSCAP in high-pressure social environments such like a gym, you will nevertheless enter FLOW state within 30 seconds. You'll experience your ‘inner critic’ magically shutting down — this constant judging and self-judging ("Why does she look so funny at me?", "Do I look good?" "Did the others just catch that?").
— Out of sight, is out of mind!

Almost instantly you will immerse yourself fully into your body and the correct execution of your exercise. 

This is especially important during the last repetitions of an intensive workout (e.g. bench press) - Just imagine that someone steps into your peripheral vision when you are under the heavy load of steel. Immediately you would interrupt mentally and all previous efforts would have been a waste of time (inadequate stimulation of muscle growth).