Research Article
Volume 3 Issue 5 - 2021
Pilot Study on Brain’ Response to Nursery Rhymes: Comparison between a Musician, a Robot, or a Boombox Player
Mahsa Soufineyestani1, Arshia Khan1*, Rana Emtiaz2 and Yumna Anwar3
1Department of Computer Science, University of Minnesota Duluth, MN, USA
2University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
3University of IOWA, Iowa, IA, USA
*Corresponding Author: Arshia Khan, Department of Computer Science, University of Minnesota Duluth, MN, USA.
Received: January 11, 2021; Published: April 30, 2021


Music has been known as a powerful tool that can change brain activities. This pilot study aims to investigate the impact of listening to nursery rhymes on brain Waves specifically Alpha and Beta wave activities when music played by a professional musician, a robot called Pepper, and a boombox. Applying Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) and statistical analysis of Electroencephalography (EEG) data revealed a strong correlation between brain wave activities of individuals who listened to music played by a robot or a musician. Also, despite the study hypothesis that listening to nursery rhymes may calm individuals, it made some participants restless.


Keywords: Music; Electroencephalography (EEG); Alpha Waves; Beta Waves


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