Some people have dreams they never thought would be achievable. For a few disabled musicians their dream is actually coming true. A piece called “Activating Memory” was created by researches at the Royal Hospital and Plymouth University and has been in the works for around a decade.
“Four musicians, who are unable to speak or walk, used electrical signals from their brain to select musical passages while musicians played their selections in real-time. The researchers’ brain-computer interface allowed the quartet to express their musical creativity without singing or picking up an instrument.” said Nathaniel Scharping who is the author of an article on this subject.
An opportunity like this is something these musicians never dreamed they would have. A musician named Rosemary Johnson was injured in a car accident 27 years ago and thought she would never be able to play again. Thanks to science and dedication she is able to play and continue doing what she loves. A musician in this situation is controlling another musician and telling them what to play, but with their brains instead of their hands.
A story like this should inspire anyone with a dream they believe they can not achieve. Anything is possible with determination and in this case, science. Technology is changing peoples live and allowing them to do things they never thought were possible.
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