The BCMI-MIdAS (Brain-Computer Music Interface for Monitoring and Inducing Affective States) is a collaborative project between the Universities of Plymouth and Reading. The work is funded by two 54-month EPSRC grants, with additional support from the host institutions. The project aims to use coupled EEG-fMRI to inform a Brain-Computer Interface for music. Principal investigators are, jointly, Professor Slawomir Nasuto and Professor Eduardo Miranda.
The central purpose of the project is to develop technology for building innovative intelligent systems that can monitor our affective state, and induce specific
affective states through music, automatically and adaptively. This is a highly interdisciplinary project, which will address several technical challenges at the interface between science, technology and performing arts/music (incorporating computer-generated music and machine learning).
Research questions which will be investigated by the project include: