Recent NPR Profile Takes Us Inside Mickey Hart's Brain

Former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart is currently on the road with his solo band and for this tour he's got a very interesting piece of gear with him - a brain cap. Hart has teamed up with UCSF neuroscientist Dr. Adam Gazzaley to create a piece of equipment that lets him visualize his brain activity on screen.

"This is about breaking the rhythm code," says Hart in a statement. Once we know what rhythm truly does, then we'll be able to control it, and use it medicinally for diagnostics, for health reasons. To be able to reconnect the synapses, the connections that are broken in Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, that's where we are heading.”

On this recent NPR profile, we get to see the brain cap at work:

Mickey Hart Mickey Hart Tour Dates w/ Tea Leaf Trio:

09/10/13 Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
09/11/13 Hard Rock Cafe - Las Vegas, NV
09/13/13 Park City Live - Park City, UT
09/14/13 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival - Telluride, CO *
09/16/13 The Crossroads - Kansas City, MO
09/17/13 The Pageant - St. Louis, MO
09/19/13 Metropolitan Theater - Morgantown, WV
09/20/13 Sound Stage - Baltimore, MD
09/21/13 Capitol Theatre - Port Chester, NY
09/23/13 Georgia Theatre - Athens, GA
09/24/13 The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
09/25/26 Woodlands Tavern - Columbus, OH
09/26/13 Musikfest - Bethlehem, PA *

* without Tea Leaf Trio

[Published on: 9/10/13]

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