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Scale-Free Brain-Wave Music from Simultaneously EEG and fMRI Recordings

  • Jing Lu,

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory for NeuroInformation of Ministry of Education, School of Life Science and Technology, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China

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  • Dan Wu,

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory for NeuroInformation of Ministry of Education, School of Life Science and Technology, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China

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  • Hua Yang,

    Affiliations: Key Laboratory for NeuroInformation of Ministry of Education, School of Life Science and Technology, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China, Sichuan Conservatory of Music, Chengdu, China

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  • Cheng Luo,

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory for NeuroInformation of Ministry of Education, School of Life Science and Technology, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China

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  • Chaoyi Li,

    Affiliations: Key Laboratory for NeuroInformation of Ministry of Education, School of Life Science and Technology, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China, Center for Life Sciences, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China

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  • Dezhong Yao mail

    dyao@uestc.edu.cn

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory for NeuroInformation of Ministry of Education, School of Life Science and Technology, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China

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  • Published: November 14, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049773
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

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Sound and the brain...and more

Posted by TyFord on 15 Nov 2012 at 12:16 GMT

This is very interesting work. Yes, the brain (and other neural centers) do generate "music." Some of us hear this as tinnitus. The brain and other energy centers of the body are also resonant to certain frequencies more than we thought. Not music, which certainly may evoke a wide array of emotions, but soundscapes without melody or rhythm. Exposing some people to these resonant frequencies has profound effects. Why some and not others, I'm not sure, but would like to know more.

Competing interests declared: I have produced two CDs of therapeutic sound that deep affect some people in a positive way. The main idea is that specific area of the body are resonant to specific frequencies. I have links that explain this in greater detail.