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2009-04-24 15:20:52

The Multimodal Brain Orchestra made its debut appearance at the Science Beyond Fiction conference in Prague on Thursday. The orchestra uses technology from the laboratory for Synthetic Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems (SPECS) to allow members to play musical instruments through Brain Computer Interface technology alone. The orchestra is led by an emotional conductor who leads by means of her physiological state. SPECS' Brain Orchestra presented a piece called XMotion. "Where...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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