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Posted on: March 18, 2013

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Yesterday I visited the Barbican for their Brain Waves Weekender, a range of exhibitions fusing art with neuroscience.  Along with a kid-friendly dissection of a jelly brain and an invitation to knit a neuron, the event featured two sound-related demonstrations.

The first was Music of the Mind – a performance by Finn Peters, Prof Mark d’Inverno, Dr Mick Grierson and Dr Matthew Yee-King of Goldsmiths University, made using ‘brain computer interfaces’ translated into sound via headsets usually used for gaming, coupled with custom software.  Interesting idea, though the music itself was a little too avant garde for my taste.  You can see an example of the project here.

The second was a Sonic Tour of the Brain by Guerilla Science, a playlist of about twenty minutes exploring the different sounds relating to the structure and functions of the brain. Two tracks featured the actual sounds of the…

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