Musical harmony and synchronization

Supervisor(s): Eyal Buks

Abstract:

The main goal of this project is to examine the hypothesis that the physical process of synchronization plays a role in audio processing by a human brain. Some mathematical properties of the Hopf model of self-excited oscillation (SEO) and the Arnold model of synchronization suggest a connection to well-known phenomena in musical harmony. To further explore these connections, we will develop in this project a neural network model that will allow studding the response to musical stimulation.