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How Brainwaves Can Become Music

There’s a symphony of sound hidden in your thoughts.

People have been trying to make sounds with their brainwaves for almost as long as they’ve been able to measure them—since at least the early 1930s. The advent of the EEG machine was the first step in this direction. It’s an admittedly unusual field of music creation that was expanded in the 1960s by some of the most enduring minds of experimental music composition. A new article in Discover runs down the history of this corner of the musical world from the very early days up to the present.

Now that you’ve learned about brainwave music, why not use this app to manipulate your brainwaves? It won’t hurt. We promise.