Interview with Dr. Galina Mindlin on ‘brain wave music’ at MSNBC

MSNBC have published an interview with Dr. Galina Mindlin about ‘brain wave music’:

Researchers can turn a person’s brain waves into music notes using a computerized mathematical formula. Some experts say that those notes can heal. When you play the “relaxing� file on your brain music CD, your brain tells your body to relax. When you listen to your “activating� or “energy� file, the theory is that you’ll feel more alert. Called brain music therapy, this treatment has been used by thousands of patients worldwide to treat anxiety, insomnia, even depression. 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. What does it sound like?

Dr. Galina Mindlin: It sounds like classical piano music.


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