Mind

Brain-Computer Interface Allows Users to Compose Music With Only Their Thoughts

Brain signals are recorded with an electroencephalogram worn on the head like a swim cap, which allows the wearer to select musical notes and tones displayed on a computer screen.

Published On 09/18/2017
12:00 PM EDT
I I magine being “locked in” with a neurodegenerative disease like late-stage ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) or being completely paralyzed by a traumatic spinal cord injury. You could still think and dream and feel emotions, but you wouldn’t be able to express them. For decades, researchers have been experimenting with brain-computer interfaces, BCIs for short, to give deeply disabled people the power to communicate using nothing more than their minds.