Training Hints: NeuroRacer

Last Updated: Jul 29, 2015 07:39PM UTC

The goal of NeuroRacer is to drive around the track as fast as possible. Just like all of our training games, the underlying goal is to train your brain to produce and maintain a new state, according to the protocol recommended for you. Work toward targeting an overall mindset, which is either a ‘calm, relaxed observational state’, or a ‘calm, focused attentive state’.

NeuroRacer monitors your brainwaves to control the acceleration of the car. The longer you maintain the targeted brain state, the faster your lap times will be. As you become more in tune with your mind state, see how quickly you can get around each track in a single lap. Compare your lap time posted at the end of your session to that of your teammates. 

While training: Avoid any excessive movement, muscle tension, or conversations, as they can affect results.

Stress Index Training

As you play NeuroRacer, work to disengage and just watch the car drive. Let go of trying to control the vehicle, your ability to attain a quiet and present mind will dictate a successful lap of the track. Let your thoughts come and go, without getting distracted or hung up on anything in particular. Observe the car on the track, taking in the total experience of the landscape. Don’t concentrate on ‘steering’ the car, just watch it drive. Like the 3-D picture, look ‘through the screen’ with a neutral, calm mind.

Helpful Hints: Stay present and aware of what is happening right now, and avoid ‘trying’ or thinking ‘Go Car GO!’. The key is to Relax your mind and body but not to ‘Zone-Out’.

Focus Index Training

Process what is happening. You are in control of this car and its movement. Stay ‘present’, ‘in the moment’. Intently think about the noise, the different corners of the track, the music as you pass the grandstands. Be present and ‘here’. Avoid envisioning what you will do after you win. Keep your mind from drifting/wandering. Let your mind “zone in” on the details of the game, while keeping your body relaxed.

Helpful Hints: Pay Attention, Be ‘In’ the car. Calm your mind and take it all in. Notice the track and the sounds, really pay attention to everything.