Rock musician uses EEG to control live music and visuals

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The possibilities of EEG readers for interpreting brain data are already becoming apparent – we've already seen Chile's ThinkerThing provide a way for users to design 3D-printed objects with their thoughts. Now former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart is using an EEG headset to create thought-controlled visuals and music for concert dates on his band's Superorganism tour. In order to read the electrical waves produces by his brain, the percussionist wears a hat embedded with electrodes placed against his head. Musical notes are assigned to the different signals, meaning that the musician's brain activity is turned into audio output. At…

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