Through purposefully designed sound and endless playlists, music made by AI composers will trick your brain into improving your focus and productivity.
App developer Brain.fm has received a $225K grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to research the effect of music on people who suffer from inattention at work, as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Brain.fm is a mobile app that uses AI to generate music according to four different moods: “focus”, “meditate”, “sleep” and “nap”. The company says the music “stimulates attentional networks in our brain” and is designed to work within 10 to 15 minutes of listening. A Brain.fm subscription costs $6.95 a month, $48 a year or $150 for “forever.”
Brain.fm says the NSF grant will help fund an investigation of “noninvasive brain stimulation through music” as well as assist in the “optimization of (its) product”. The company hopes to offer a viable alternative to medication, and for “over 4M American adults who do not meet all the criteria to be diagnosed with ADHD”.