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May 23rd, 2018

standard Power of the Mind: You Can Play This Instrument Using Just Your Thoughts

The encephalophone is a musical instrument that can be played by the mind alone. © University of Washington

The encephalophone is a musical instrument that can be played by the mind alone. © University of Washington

Neurologists have created a musical instrument that can be controlled using only the power of the mind—and its creators hope it could improve life for people living with disabilities.

Dubbed the encephalophone, the instrument uses a method for recording brain activity called the electroencephalogram (EEG) to control a synthesizer. Sounds are generated via two different types of brain signals; those associated with opening and closing the eyes, and those related either to movement or just imagining movement. Full story.

Josh Lowe (Newsweek) / July 13, 2017

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