Lumiate is designed to promote mindfulness without disrupting cognition necessary for workflow through the acquisition and observational training of new visual percepts that have become associated with mindful states.
To understand how Lumiate overlays and meditations work together to create a more mindful consciousness, consider a friend’s face. A friend’s face is associated with certain higher order processes which have evolved over time according to previous experience. Observation of a friend’s face immediately triggers associated memories, creating a certain emotional experience. You begin to feel and think a certain way just by seeing that face.
The same mechanisms allow Lumiate overlays to support mindfulness and positive mood. First, the Lumiate overlay runs as you meditate. After meditation training, observation of the overlay itself can cause the practitioner to recall the mindful state.