Mason’s ‘Brainwave Chick’ Featured on Radio Show

Posted: March 30, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Paras Kaul
Paras Kaul

A member of Mason’s administrative faculty known as “the brainwave chick” is being heard on the public radio show “With Good Reason” this week.

Mason’s WGMU radio station will broadcast the program through its web site on Thursday, April 2, at 8:30 a.m. The show can also be viewed from the With Good Reason web site now through April 2.

The topic is “Brain Painting and the Music of the Mind,” and Paras Kaul, director of Web Communications and a former adjunct assistant professor in Art and Visual Technology, will talk about how she taps into the natural melodies of her mind, converts them to digital sound and makes brainwave music. See Kaul’s web site for more about her work.

Kaul has previously performed her technique at Mason and elsewhere (Boston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Mississippi, Orlando, Washington, D.C., and London, England).

Also in this segment is Dennis Proffitt from the University of Virginia, who is developing technology that allows the brain to express itself artistically without using any muscles. He hopes to provide an artistic outlet for fully paralyzed or “locked-in” individuals through “brain painting.”

A podcast of the program is also available through iTunes.

Audio files of the full program and its companion news feature will be posted to the web site at a permanent link.

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