Music Neurotechnology

Imagine if you could play a musical instrument with signals detected directly from your brain. Would it be possible to generate music that represents brain activity? What would the music of our brains sound like? These are some of the questions addressed by our research into Music Neurotechnology. Recent advances in the neurosciences have led to a deeper understanding of the behaviour of individuals and large groups of biological neurones. We are developing systems for musical creativity using biologically informed computational models of the brain. And ICCMR is a world pioneer of Brain-Computer Music Interfacing (BCMI) research. BCMI technology allows a person to control bespoke musical instruments and system by means of commands expressed by brain signals, which are detected through brain scanning technology. We are interested in developing BCMI for people with special needs and music therapy, in particular for people with a severe physical disability.