Thomas Deuel




Brain-Music Interface


Thomas Deuel received his B.A. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University, after initially concentrating in Music Composition. He received both an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Neurobiology from Harvard University, where his doctoral dissertation focused on genetics and neurophysiology of cortical development. In parallel, he studied jazz composition and performance at New England Conservatory in Boston. He did a residency in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and fellowships in Neurophysiology at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and the University of Washington. His post-doctoral research focused on complex sound and music processing in the human cortex. He is also a sound artist, making site-specific sound installations, interactive music devices, and sound sculptures. His current work involves development of a brain-music interface, using thought control of the subject to create music compositions without movement. He is currently an affiliate professor at the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media at the University of Washington and on medical staff at Swedish Hospital, Seattle as a practicing neurologist, and an epilepsy and EEG specialist.

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