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Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Scariest Song You'll Hear Today Is This Brain Having a Seizure

Posted By on Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 4:35 PM

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This is really freaky. Stanford scientists Josef Parvizi and Chris Chafe took the electric signals of a brain experiencing a convulsive seizure and converted them into tones that fall within the range of the human voice. The result is terrifying -- a kind of ghostly lazer-bass ambience, or a theremin with way too much vibrato, or a haunting howl sample stuck on repeat. The idea here is to create a kind of brain-stethoscope that could help scientists understand what's happening to a person in real-time. Until then, they've found a new way to make completely unnerving music. What does this sound like to you?

[io9/Stanford]

-- @iPORT


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