As so often happens in science, two researchers from Stanford University stumbled upon this idea while exploring something slightly different.
It started when Josef Parvizi, associate professor of neurology at Stanford University Medical Center, heard a fascinating piece of music played by the Kronos Quartet. The group was playing a piece based on radio signals from space, and Parvizi was amazed at the incredible sounds and the spectacular photos of the universe that accompanied the music.
“They say we have a universe between our ears,” Parvizi says. “In our brain, a universe is hidden. So I thought, ‘Why don’t we try something like this?’ Because I know for a fact that the brain works with electricity.’”