This project focuses on the development of an MR-compatible cello interface that can be used inside MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanners. The optically-sensed electro-acoustic cello allows neuroscientists studying motor learning of musical tasks to perform functional scans of a subject’s brain while synchronizing the scanner, auditory and visual stimuli, and auditory feedback with the cellists instrumental gestures, such as fingering, bow speed, and bow pressure.
Virginia Penhune (Concordia University)
Robert Zatorre (Montreal Neurological Institute)
- Canada foundation for innovation
- Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT)
- Hollinger, A., Wanderley, M. M. (2015). The Design, Implementation, and Testing of a Sensorized MRI-Compatible Cello. In IEEE Sensors Journal (pp. 6125-6134).
- Hollinger, A., Wanderley, M. M. (2012). Optoelectronic Acquisition and Control Board for Musical Applications. In Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2012). Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
- Hollinger, A., Wanderley, M. M. (2013). MRI-Compatible Optically-Sensed Cello. In IEEE Sensors Conference. IEEE.