Do, Re, Mi, and EEG: An Analysis of Imagined and Performed Musical Settings

  • Jorge A. Gaxiola-TiradoEmail author
  • Aaron Colverson
  • Silvia Moreno
Part of the Springer Series on Bio- and Neurosystems book series (SSBN, volume 10)


The study of brain connectivity in the neuroscience of music has been increasing in recent years. In this project, created and carried out a pilot study to investigate EEG-based brain connectivity assessed through Partial Directed Coherence in three distinct musical settings (imagined, strict, and improvised).


Music Brain connectivity Partial directed coherence Musical improvisation Creativity EEG 



Gaxiola-Tirado thanks Dania Gutiérrez ( and CINVESTAV for the opportunity to participate in the conference Doctoral/Postdoctoral consortium. A. Colverson also thanks the Doctoral/Postdoctoral consortium for the opportunity to participate, the staff of the University of Florida’s School of Music, and Dr. John Williamson, for his continued advice and guidance.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jorge A. Gaxiola-Tirado
    • 1
    Email author
  • Aaron Colverson
    • 2
  • Silvia Moreno
    • 3
  1. 1.CINVESTAV, Monterrey’s UnitApodacaMexico
  2. 2.Department of EthnomusicologyUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  3. 3.Brain–Machine Interface Systems LabMiguel Hernandez University of ElcheElche, AlicanteSpain

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