ACM - Computers in Entertainment

A BCI-based application in music

By Raffaella Folgieri, Matteo Zichella
Theoretical and Practical Computer Applications in Entertainment, [Vol. 10, No. 3]

DOI: 10.1145/2381876.2381877

The relationship between the brain and music represents a fundamental field for investigation in HCI (human-computer interaction), for example, in games, virtual reality, and digital entertainment, due to the impact of music on human experience, emotions, and cognitive processes. For a low cost and the possibility of real-time analysis, the brain computer Interface (BCI) offers the potential for using music in HCI-related applications, as in games and entertainment.

In many studies related to music and the brain, BCI devices have been used both for psychological aims and for neuro-feedback-based therapy. In our work we focus on the possibility of enabling users to consciously play a specific musical note through low-cost BCI devices by reading subjects' brainwaves under a combined paradigm of audio, gesture, and visual stimuli. The results encourage further developments and future research.

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