VICE News visits Dr. Thomas Deuel - originally aired January 29, 2018 on VICE News Tonight on HBO:
February 7, 2018
By Brady Welch
Most people play a musical instrument with their hands or mouth. But Dr. Thomas Deuel, a musician and neurologist based in Seattle, has built one that you can play with your mind.
He calls it the encephalophone, which more or less translates to “brain instrument.” The thing looks like an electrode-studded swimmers cap with wires coming out of it, which are plugged into a small box that captures brain waves. Using computer programs that Deuel helped design, those waves are translated, in real time, to notes on a heptatonic scale.