Muse measures your brain’s natural electric field from outside your head while you meditate. At the end of your session, you are presented with a graph that presents these data in a way that helps you reflect on that session. The graph divides your session into three regions:
- Active: This is time spent with a wandering mind. Your attention was fluctuating.
- Neutral: This is your natural resting state. Your attention isn't fluctuating, but you aren't deeply focused either.
- Calm: A deep restful focus on your breath. These are moments when you're truly concentrated on your breath.
The percentages for calm, neutral and active represent the proportion of time spent in each state during the session. Note that Muse is tailored to focused attention on breath. Other meditations may lead to unexpected results.