Toning is a music therapy technique where people maintain open vowel sounds to regulate their breathing and manage anxiety/stress. Nevertheless, its physiological implications are very unclear. My task in this project was to find a way to control participants’ breathing for experimental purposes (the experimental design used in this project tried to dissociate breathing from heart rate responses). I did so by creating software in Max/MSP that (1) takes in a given breathing pattern (time series) and presents it using an animated circle and (2) synchronizes multiple streams of data (EEG, audio…)
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Done (Sofware development part) - The physiology data (EKG, breathing rates…) has been published. We still have to analyze and process both qualitative (interviews) and EEG data.
- Software development using Max/MSP
- Developping an experimental protocol
- Research methods
- Writing code that is realiable and runs smoothly without my intervention