Exploring 3D audio for brain sonification

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Title: Exploring 3D audio for brain sonification
Author: Schmele, Timothy ; Gomez, Imanol
Abstract: Brain activity data, measured by functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), produces extremely high dimensional, sparse and noisy signals which are difficult to visualize, monitor and analyze. The use of spatial music can be particularly appropriate to represent its contained patterns. The literature describes several research done on sonifying neuroimaging data as well as different techniques to use spatialization as a musical language. In this paper, we discuss an artistic approach to fMRI sonification exploiting new compositional paradigms in spatial music. There fore, we have consider the brain activity as audio base material of a the spatial musical composition. Our approach attempts to explore the aesthetic potential of brain sonification not by transforming the data beyond the recognizable, and presenting the data as direct as possible.
Description: Presented at the 18th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD2012) on June 18-21, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. Reprinted by permission of the International Community for Auditory Display, http://www.icad.org.
Type: Proceedings
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/44442
ISSN: 2168-5126
Citation: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Auditory Display, Atlanta, GA, USA, 18-21 June 2012. Ed. Michael A. Nees, Bruce N. Walker, Jason Freeman. The International Community for Auditory Display, 2012. 22-28.
Date: 2012-06
Contributor: Barcelona Media
Ars Electronica Futurelab
Relation: ICAD2012. Papers I: Spatial Audio
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Auditory display
Sonification of brain activity data
Functional magnetic resonance imaging
fMRI
Neuroimaging data
Psychoacoustics

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