Three-dimensional Musical Brain Scans

Mark Doidge of Toronto, Ontario, creates three-dimensional “movies” of brain activity from a clinical electroencephalogram (EEG), which he calls “portaits” of your mind. When he uses music to stimulate brain activity these works of art become displays of fireworks, bursting with color. Subjects observed while listening to music experience changes to alpha and delta waves, plus profound changes in the frontal area, he reports. To read more about Doidge’s studies of the brain and see the colorful images visit:

Neil is the former Online Editor for Making Music Magazine and tested his skill with tickling the ivories once, but since having been part of the team at Making Music, he might give it a second try.

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