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Encephalophone paper published by Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Submitted by Ewa Trebacz on April 26, 2017 - 1:53pm

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience has published a new article co-authored by Thomas A. Deuel, Juan Pampin, Jacob Sundstrom, and Felix Darvas.

The Encephalophone: A Novel Musical Biofeedback Device using Conscious Control of Electroencephalogram (EEG) describes the results of a novel musical instrument and biofeedback device, created using electroencephalogram (EEG) posterior dominant rhythm (PDR) or mu rhythm to control a synthesized piano.  The Encephalophone may have potential applications both as a novel musical instrument without requiring movement, as well as a potential therapeutic biofeedback device for patients suffering from motor deficits (e.g., amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), brainstem stroke, traumatic amputation).