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Brains swinging in concert: cortical phase synchronization while playing guitar

Ulman Lindenberger1*, Shu-Chen Li1, Walter Gruber2 and Viktor Müller1*

Author Affiliations

1 Center for Lifespan Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Lentzeallee 94, 14195 Berlin, Germany

2 Department of Physiological Psychology, University of Salzburg, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

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BMC Neuroscience 2009, 10:22  doi:10.1186/1471-2202-10-22

Published: 17 March 2009

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Supplemental movie. This movie shows the simultaneous video and EEG recordings of a pair of guitarists playing together for three trials. EEG from six channels (F3, Fz, F4, C3, Cz, C4) of both guitarist (a and b) as well as microphone recordings of guitar A (micA) and B (micB) are shown. The trial started with four metronome beats followed by the leading guitarist's starting gesture (can be seen also in the micA channel) immediately prior to play onset.

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Supplemental data. Four Figures (S1, S2, S3, and S4) with corresponding legends are contained within the file. The Figures show the effects described in the paper in all eight guitarists pairs investigated in the study.

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