Chinese Scientists Translate Brain Waves into Music

Our brain is an innate artist, as revealed by scientists

By on November 17th, 2012 11:12 GMT

A group of researchers led by professor Jing Lu from the University of Electronic Science and Technology in China offer a singular perspective over the humans' brain, managing to make music out of its waves.

Previous studies have been conducted in this field by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate. Their struggle was to discover a way of making humans' brain pass from anxiety to tranquility.

However, Chinese scientists' researches are far more complex, the Daily Mail reports.

They combine electroencephalography (EEG), a technique through which the electrical activity of the brain is recorded along the scalp, with functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) in order to get a clear representation of the brain's functionality on musical tones.

The brain music obtained “embodies the workings of the brain as art, providing a platform for scientists and artists to work together to better understand the links between music and the human brain,” scientists declare.

Efficient or not, I fancy the idea of my brain waves growing that artistic.
Scientists manage to translate brain waves into music
   Scientists manage to translate brain waves into music
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