Music Emotion Capture: emotion-based generation of music using EEG

Langroudi, George and Jordanous, Anna and Li, Ling (2018) Music Emotion Capture: emotion-based generation of music using EEG. In: Emotion Modelling and Detection in Social Media and Online Interaction symposium at the AISB 2018 Convention, 4-6 April 2018, Liverpool, UK. (In press) (Full text available)

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Abstract

People’s emotions are not always obviously detectable, due to difficulties expressing emotions, or geographic distance (e.g. if people are communicating online). There are also many occasions where it would be useful for a computer to be able to detect users’ emotions and respond to them appropriately. A person’s brain activity gives vital clues as to emotions they are experiencing at any one time. The aim of this project is to detect, model and sonify people’s emotions. To achieve this, there are two tasks: (1) to detect emotions based on current brain wave activity and (2) to generate appropriate music in real-time, representing the current emotional state of the user. Here we report a pilot study implementing the Musical Emotion Capture system. In future work we plan to improve how this project performs emotion detection through EEG, and to generate new music based on emotion-based characteristics of music. Potential applications of this work are in music therapy, creative music software and brain-computer interfaces for non-verbal communication.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Q Science > Q Science (General) > Q335 Artificial intelligence
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming, > QA76.575 Multimedia systems
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming, > QA76.76 Computer software
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming, > QA76.76 Computer software > QA76.76.I59 Interactive media, hypermedia
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming, > QA76.87 Neural computers, neural networks
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming, > QA76.9.H85 Human computer interaction
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing
Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Computational Intelligence Group
Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Data Science
Depositing User: Anna Jordanous
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2018 09:30 UTC
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2018 16:01 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/66564 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Jordanous, Anna: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2076-8642
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