First, I’m not a psychologist or neuroscientist so please excuse and misuse of terms of art.
I’ve noticed that when I use Muse first thing in the morning there is a noticeable difference in my calmness versus later in the morning after I’ve exercised (first in the morning about 60% calm, after exercise 99%). The strange thing is that during both times, I don’t sense that my mind is wandering to any great degree and certainly there’s no difference in wandering between the two times.
Here’s my question: Does Muse measure both conscious and subconscious thought? I’m thinking that maybe first thing in the morning my subconscious is working harder.
A side question: Has there been any research on the role of exercise and endorphins in promoting calmness in meditation? Has anyone else on the forum experienced the same phenomenon?