Mind controlled music for your mood

As we said on Friday, music can have a lot to do with our mood and there are songs that can heighten your happiness, bring you out of a bad mood or complement sadness.

Sometimes, though, it can be difficult to put your finger on exactly what it is you want to listen to or what will suit your mood, that’s where these headphones from Japanese gadget organisation Neurowear come in. They measure your brainwaves to determine your mood and choose songs to match.

There are only two sets of these headphones in the world at the moment, and a 100 song database to choose from, but there are mentions of potential partnerships with organisations like Spotify for a much larger collection of songs as the headphones becomes more widely available.

Is this the future of listening to music? I’m not sure. I think there’s need for higher sophistication with something like this to interpret the different types of different moods – sometimes we don’t want blues when we’re sad, instead we might prefer something more upbeat to cheer us up – but I’m sure we’ll see how this concept is developed.

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