The Department of Homeland Security is into music psychology research?
Does the brain naturally compose melodies to rival those by Mozart or Chopin? Researchers at the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) think so. What’s more, they suggest that piano renditions of an individual’s cerebral music can help in dealing with insomnia and fatigue in the aftermath of a stressful experience. Psychologists, however, are sceptical of their claims.
The DHS researchers on the TechSolutions programme and in the Human Factors/Behavior Science Division hope to record the brain’s natural activity during periods of calm or alertness. Human Bionics – a company specialising in neurotraining in Purcellville, Virginia – will convert the signal into an audible polyphonic melody. Individuals will be asked to listen to the tracks at various times during the day to either soothe the nerves or improve concentration levels.
Such technology was requested by local firefighters, coast guards, bomb squads and others working within the DHS, says DHS science spokesman John Verrico.
Hmmmm…. is it just me or is there something a little bit X-Files about that?
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