Researchers have turned human mental activity into music, and it sounds uncannily like free-form jazz piano.
The new brain-to-sound method translates a brain’s electrical fluctuations to pitch and blood flows to intensity. With more sophisticated scores and trained ears, a mind might be heard as a cognitive symphony.
“We hope the on-going progresses of the brain signals-based music will properly unravel part of the truth in the brain,” wrote neuroscientists led by Jing Lu and Dezhong Yao of China’s University of Electronic Science and Technology in a study Nov. 14 in the online journal PLoS One.
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