by / July 5th, 2010 /

‘Biorhythm: Music and the Body’ now open at Science Gallery

BIORHYTHM: Music and the Body‘ is the latest exhibition at Dublin’s Science Gallery, exploring the science of human reactions to music. The interactive installation opened this weekend and runs until October 1st.

Biorhythm looks at what inspires our interactions with, responses to, and creation of music, incorporating ideas of tradition, culture, and genetics. Visitors can partake in experiments to find out how their brain and emotions respond to certain types of music.

The installation includes over a dozen different installations, including ‘Emotion in Motion’, which uses heart-rate monitors and skin conductance to read your physical response to music samples, and the ‘Sonic Bed’, a structure that visitors can lay in as soundscapes play and sub woofers transform the sound into a physical feeling as well.

Starting in September, ‘BIORHYTHM LIVE’ will take place after-hours with live performances, conversations, and workshops. The exhibition is now open Tuesday-Friday 12:00-20:00 and Saturday-Sunday 12:00-18:00. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of €5.