MSNBC have published an interview with Dr. Galina Mindlin about ‘brain wave music’:
Researchers can turn a personÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s brain waves into music notes using a computerized mathematical formula. Some experts say that those notes can heal. When you play the Ã¢â‚¬Å“relaxingÃ¢â‚¬? file on your brain music CD, your brain tells your body to relax. When you listen to your Ã¢â‚¬Å“activatingÃ¢â‚¬? or Ã¢â‚¬Å“energyÃ¢â‚¬? file, the theory is that youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll feel more alert. Called brain music therapy, this treatment has been used by thousands of patients worldwide to treat anxiety, insomnia, even depression.
MSNBC.com: How do you turn brain waves into music?
Dr. Galina Mindlin: Brain waves are translated into music digitally with a special algorithm. It took many years and the effort of a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, researchers, mathematicians and musicians led by Dr. Iakov Levine to develop this algorithm. Once the brain waves are converted into musical sounds, they are placed on a CD with a relaxing file and activating file and instructions on how to use them.
MSNBC.com: What does it sound like?
Dr. Galina Mindlin: It sounds like classical piano music.