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IMAGINE Lab // An exploration in music therapy… What do brains sound like?

IMAGINE Lab // An exploration in music therapy… What do brains sound like?
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Try on an EEG cap and see what your brain waves look like on visual displays while playing a drum with a friend and engaging in the music making process. Have an immersive audio experience and hear an interpretation of what those brain waves might sound like during active music making in real time.

This interdisciplinary team engages creative arts therapists, neuroscientists, creative technologists and dementia care experts. We have worked together to create solutions from data collection streamlining while supporting persons with dementia through data capture. Our team has supported the use of a variety of materials and technologies from guitars and paddle drums to EEG caps and 360 degree video/audio footage to support the complex nature of real time data collection.



  • Joanna Culligan, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Human Development and Family Science, Engagement Center for Creative Aging
  • Sophia Rubsamen, Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science, Neuroscience
  • Lena Rafey, College of Science, Neuroscience
  • Grace Herrling, College of Science, Neuroscience
  • Avnee Raje, College of Science, Neuroscience, IMAGINE Lab
  • Ellie Tyle, College of Science, Human Development and Family Science
  • Kenadie Roberson, College of Science, Neuroscience
  • Violet Zaleski, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise
  • Hannah Campsie, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences