I am theoretical neuroscientist Dr. Edward Large, and I pioneered the theory that the brain entrains its oscillations to acoustic rhythms. Using recent discoveries, I invented a new way to visualize music.
UPDATE 2: I'm going to continue this discussion and have the Synchrony team join in a Kickstarter Live stream - Jul 2 at 12:00pm EDT. We will demonstrate Synchrony live, explain the approach to visualization and also stream it to Facebook! Please join us. I'll answer more of your AMA questions this weekend too! UPDATE 1: I'm going to have to sign off for now. This has been an incredible experience. I wish I could have gotten to everybody's questions. I'll check the rules, if I can take this AMA live again tomorrow or Saturday, I will. Please check our YouTube page for Synchrony LEDs: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsBhYkB4Nkb5T96CF9Pkk-Q and our Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1151491590/synchronytm-the-worlds-first-intelligent-led-contr. You can read more about the science here: http://musicdynamicslab.uconn.edu. Thanks Reddit!
Dr. Edward Large directs the Music Dynamics Laboratory at University of Connecticut, where he is a Professor of Psychological Sciences and Professor of Physics. He is Associate Editor at the journals Frontiers in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience and Music Perception, and he recently completed a three year term as President of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition. He and his colleagues pioneered the idea that attention is a dynamic, and inherently rhythmic process. He has applied these ideas to explain the rhythmic structure of music, and its interaction with brain dynamics. His research areas include nonlinear dynamical systems, auditory neuroscience, and music psychology. He uses theoretical modeling in conjunction with behavioral, comparative, neurophysiological and neuroimaging techniques to understand how people respond to complex, temporally structured sequences of sound such as music and speech.