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This is Your Brain on Knitting


Photo © Knitic

Your brain waves translated into the stitches and patterning of a scarf–what a beautiful marriage of science and art!

(Click here if you cannot see the video.)

For the first NeuroKnitting case study, Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” Aria and its first seven variations were used. If you would like to listen to the music that inspired these brain waves, click here.

Photo © Knitic

The EGG measured relaxation, excitement, and cognitive load to “make tangible our implicit states.”

Don’t you wonder what the same scarf would look like if different music been used?

Or perhaps reading? What if you were reading about NeuroKnitting?

To get truly meta, one might use the EGG to monitor their brain waves while knitting… to be translated into a knit scarf!

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4 Responses to “This is Your Brain on Knitting”

  1. July 18, 2013 at 7:21 pm Muriel says:

    I don’t know where you find all of these incredible things, but you constantly amaze me!! :-)

    This concept appeals not only to my inner-knitter, but also the science geek in me. I don’t think you could find a more unique and personalized gift to make for someone. Too cool!!

    • July 19, 2013 at 10:16 am Katie says:

      Thanks Muriel!

      I thought it was pretty amazing and super personal as well.

      And, to be honest, I didn’t “find” this. Our web guys at Krate found it and shared it with me. They’re pretty great and seem to be bitten, or at least understand, the knitting bug.

  2. July 19, 2013 at 6:36 am Genevieve says:

    amazing! i wonder what my brain waves would look like on one of those scarves..

    • July 19, 2013 at 10:18 am Katie says:

      I know! I’m wondering how different brain waves would look during different activities even. Like, would sleeping be really boring waves or the most dynamic because of crazy dreaming…

      It really has me wondering.