The center allows students to train their brains for stress and focus management

Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County — Wilkes University senior psychology major Evelyn Cabrera was wired up Thursday to work on relaxation inside the campus’ newest addition: the NeuroTraining and Research Center. With visual stimuli, she tried to shake the stress and sharpen her focus. “It just made me so relaxed the first time and it, like, drained the energy out of me.” The center also includes an audio visual entrainment room that provides the user goggles with flashing lights and headsets that emit a repetition of tones — all to train the brain to achieve less stress, more focus and an overall greater sense of calm. Center Co-Director Dr. Ed Schicatano said, “We drive the brain into these different states. 20 minutes is all it takes.” The center is much more than…


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