Neurally Decoded Art

Constructing Stimuli

Like any other art form, music is a way of communication. Reaching far beyond language and sometimes even to a level so deep within our souls we get goose bumps. Our thoughts and memories are provoked, and sometimes we are even able to forget time and space. Music has powers we don’t fully understand. Just like any other art form, the creation of music can be considered as being a stream of sound directly from the artist’s soul.
This essay aims to look into the journey of Anna Frída Jónsdóttir through the department of Art and Science and explain her research for an upcoming masters project “Constructed Stimuli”.
It looks into what is behind the pieces created in this time and a personal view of influences and research.
The experimental performance “Constructed Stimuli” aims to visualise this stream from person to person, which happens through art. The goal of the experiment is to construct a particular stimuli, a sound, that interprets a particular emotion – an expressive time-form created in an art performance containing an abstracted image of emotional pathways and information streams in our brain. Picking out a specific element of the experience of music and constructing from it an image, an experience, and hopefully a key to trigger the emotion in the receiver with the touch of a sine wave.



Diploma Exhibition:

Vordere Zollamtstraße 3, Studio Art & Science

18 to 21 June or upon agreement

from 10:00 to 18:00


Diploma Commission:

o. Univ.-Prof. Mag. rer. Nat. Dr. techn. Georg Glaeser

Sen.Lect. Dr. Bernd Kräftner

Univ.-Prof. Mag. art. Ruth Schnell

o. Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Alfred Vendl

Prof. Virgil Widrich


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Neurally Decoded Art
June 18, 2013