"I've been DJing for about five or six years now," Myers said. "But I've been producing music since 19. My father was a DJ, so I've always had a love and deep connection to music. Specifically music with a message, the type of music that moves peoples and makes them wonder."
As a multi-instrumentalist and DJ, Myers has played well-known events and venues such as Ventura, the Aztec Theater, Bottom Bracket, Sam's Burger Joint and How We Do at Limelight, hosted by local favorite Jose "Spy MC" Perez. He's even worked with the Hip-hop and Wings series hosted by Josiah "Amaze" Boone, the mastermind behind the music video showcase at the Alamo Drafthouse.
Music isn't the only rhythmic passion the artist possesses. He graduated from high school in pursuit of an art major, but changed it to psychology shortly before the beginning of his freshman year.
"I grew to enjoy learning about the concepts of how the brain worked and processed certain types of information for us," Myers said. "One on hand, people understand that they have consciousness, memory and perception. But we don't necessarily know how the brain generates these things."
His team's research is broken down into two main areas: speech language pathology and cognitive control.
The study will give researchers like Myers, who is expected to graduate this summer, a chance to develop a brain computer interface that informs language pathologists on brain activity while patients are being monitored.
"As far as cognitive control, it's the brains ability to reach a desired goal through memory, perception and attention," Myers said. "For example, if you're driving down the street and see a dog running next to your car, your brain automatically begins focusing on the activity of the dog. Whatever was on your mind prior is no longer at the surface. We want to find the large scale synchronization across the brain that helps us under how information is processed."
The research will be used to help develop methods for combating Alzheimer's as well as TBI (Traumatic Brain Injuries).
"Biological rhythms that occur in the brain have a direct correlation to music and the neural activities created by sound rhythm," Myers explained. "Some people with Alzheimer's can hear a song from their past and remember every word of it. The bio-principles that apply are the same principles that store memory. It's a brief re-connection."
For more information about the Cognitive Neuroscience research visit golobcogneurolab.org.
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