Paralyzed musicians perform using nothing but brainwaves

Neurologists have been trying to find a way to make telekinesis possible. Our brains are hives of electrical activity. Could any of that be translated to move objects outside the body?

Plymouth University’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research and the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in London conducted an experiment in 2015. The goal was to allow four disabled musicians, each with significant motor impairments, to play together using nothing but their minds. The result was a string quartet unlike any other.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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