Take A Look Inside Mickey Hart's Brain In His New Video
Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead) has released a new video that gives an in depth look at the brain cap he is currently wearing on tour in support of his new album Superorganism. Watch as Hart performs the sounds of his brain live, while visualizing his brain activity on screen. To see the video, go HERE.
In the video, Hart explains his Rhythm and the Brain project with his research partner, UCSF neuroscientist Dr. Adam Gazzaley. "This is about breaking the rhythm code," says Hart. Once we know what rhythm truly does, then we'll be able to control it, and use it medicinally for diagnostics, for health reasons. To be able to reconnect the synapses, the connections that are broken in Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, that's where we are heading.”
In general, most brain data is studied after it is collected. With the help of Nvidia and their Graphic Processing Unit (GPU), Hart and Gazzaley are trying to get better real time brain data. "Once we define this, we will be able to give the code to the music therapists," says Hart.
Hart and Gazzaley recently sat down for an in depth interview with NPR, which can be heard HERE.
The Mickey Hart Band is currently on the 2nd leg of their Superorganism Tour. To see the brain cap live in action, check out the dates below.
Mickey Hart Band Tour Dates
09/10/13 Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
09/11/13 Hard Rock Cafe - Las Vegas, NV
09/13/13 Park City Live - Park City, UT
09/14/13 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival - Telluride, CO *
09/16/13 The Crossroads - Kansas City, MO
09/17/13 The Pageant - St. Louis, MO
09/19/13 Metropolitan Theater - Morgantown, MV
09/20/13 Sound Stage - Baltimore, MD
09/21/13 Capitol Theatre - Port Chester, NY
09/23/13 Georgia Theatre - Athens, GA
09/24/13 The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
9/25/26 Woodlands Tavern - Columbus, OH
09/26/13 Musikfest - Bethlehem, PA *
* without Tea Leaf Trio