Replication of elite music performance enhancement following alpha/theta neurofeedback and application to novice performance and improvisation with SMR benefits.

@article{Gruzelier2014ReplicationOE,
  title={Replication of elite music performance enhancement following alpha/theta neurofeedback and application to novice performance and improvisation with SMR benefits.},
  author={John H. Gruzelier and Paul Holmes and Luke Hirst and K Bulpin and Shahedur Rahman and Chris van Run and Joseph Leach},
  journal={Biological psychology},
  year={2014},
  volume={95},
  pages={96-107}
}
Alpha/theta (A/T) and sensory-motor rhythm (SMR) neurofeedback were compared in university instrumentalists who were novice singers with regard to prepared and improvised instrumental and vocal performance in three music domains: creativity/musicality, technique and communication/presentation. Only A/T training enhanced advanced playing seen in all three domains by expert assessors and validated by correlations with learning indices, strongest with Creativity/Musicality as shown by Egner and… CONTINUE READING