Recommended readings


Al-Chalabi, A., M.R. Turner, and R.S. Delamont, The Brain: A Beginner’s Guide. 2008, Oxford: Oneworld.

Aspinall, Peter, Panagiotis Mavros, Richard Coyne, and Jenny Roe. 2013. The urban brain: analysing outdoor physical activity with mobile EEG. British Journal of Sports Medicine, (doi:10.1136/bjsports-2012-091877).

Badcock, N. A., Mousikou, P., Mahajan, Y., de Lissa, P., Thie, J. and McArthur, G., 2013 Validation of the Emotiv EPOC_ EEG gaming systemfor measuring research quality auditory ERPs Royal Holloway University of London. Available at: < >

Cernea, D Kerren, A and Ebert, A 2011, ‘Detecting insight and emotion in visualization applications with a commercial EEG headset’, Proc. SIGRAD Linköping Electronic Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.

Champion, E and Dekker, A 2011 ‘Biofeedback and virtual environments’. International Journal of Architectural Computing, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 377-396.

Coyne, R., 2013. The brain in the city. WordPress blog, [blog] 9 March. Available at: <>

Coyne, R., 2013. The brain in the city. WordPress blog, [blog] 20 April. Available at: <>

De Smedt, T. and Menschaert, L.,  2012. VALENCE: affective visualisation using EEG. Taylor and Francis Online. Available through: Wiley Online Library website <>

Greenfield, S., The Private Life of the Brain. 2000, London: Penguin

Gruzelier, J., 2012. Enhancing imaginative expression in the performing arts with EEG-neurofeedback. In: D. Hargeaves, D. Miell and R. MacDonald, ed. 2011. Musical Imaginations: Multidisciplinary perspectives on creativity, performance and perception. Oxford University Press Online.


Gucer, C., Schlögl, A., Neuper, C., Walterspacher, D., Strein, T., Pfurtscheller, G., 2001. Rapid prototyping of an EEG-based brain-computer interface (BCI). IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng, [e-journal] 9(1). Available through: The National Center for Biotechnology Information website <> [Accessed 3 January 2013].

Matsunaga, K. and Genda, E.,  2005. Biographics Art “I know me”: Image Generation Aiming at EEG Control by Biofeedback, Journal of PHYSIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY and Applied Human Science Electronic, 24(1). Available through: Japan Science and Technology Information Aggregator website < >

Mavros, P., R. Coyne, J. Roe and P. Aspinall, ‘Engaging the brain: Implications of mobile EEG for spatial representation’, in H. Achten, J. Pavlicek, J. Hulin and D. Matejdan (eds), Digital Physicality Proceedings of the 30th eCAADe Conference, Czech Technical University in Prague: Molab, 2012, 657-665.

Sanei, S. and Chambers, J.A.,  2007. EEG Signal Processing. John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Available through: Wiley Online Library website < >  (But a bit technical)

Scott, D., 1976. Understanding EEG : an introduction to electroencephalography. London : Duckworth.

Zics, B., 2011. Engineering experiences in biofeedback interfaces: Interaction as a cognitive feedback loop. Journal of Visual Art Practice, [e-journal] 10(1). Available through: Intellect Publishers of original thinking website <,id=11106/ >

Philosophy and theory

Classen, C., 2005. McLuhan in the rainforest: the sensory world of oral cultures. In D. Howes (ed.), Empire of the Senses: The Sensual Culture Reader: 147-163. Oxford: Berg.

Classen, C., 1993. Worlds of Sense: Exploring the Senses in History and across Cultures. London: Routledge

Clark, A 1997, Being There: Putting Brain, Body and World Together Again. MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.

Coyne, R., 2009. Creativity and sound: the agony of the senses. In T. Rickards, M. A. Runco, and S. Moger (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Creativity: 25-36. Routledge: London.

Cytowic, R. E., 1989. Synesthesis: A Union of the Senses. New York: Springer-Verlag

Dourish, P., 2001. Where The Action Is: The Foundations of Embodied Interaction. MIT Press.

Glanville, R.,  2007. Try again. Fail again. Fail better: the cybernetics in design and the design in cybernetics. Kybernetes, (36) 9/10, 1173-1206.

Hall, E.T., 1969. The Hidden Dimension.USA: Anchor Book Editions.

Howes, D., 2005. Hyperesthesia, or, the sensual logic of late capitalism. In D. Howes (ed.), Empire of the Senses: The Sensual Culture Reader: 281-303. Oxford: Berg.

Howes (ed), D.,  2005. Empire of the Senses: The Sensual Culture Reader. Oxford: Berg

Lakoff, G. and Johnson, M., 2003, Metaphors we live by, London: The University of Chicago Press

Massumi, B., 2002. Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation. Durham, NC: Duke University Press

Pallasmaa, J., 2005. The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses. Chichester, England: Wiley

Taussig, M., 1993. Mimesis and Alterity: A Particular History of the Senses. London: Routledge


Chion, M.,  1994. Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen. Trans. C. Gorbman. New York: Columbia University Press

Chion, M., 1999. The Voice in Cinema. Trans. C. Gorbman. New York: Columbia University Press. First published in French in 1982.

Coyne, R., and Parker, M., 2005. Sounding Off: The Place of Voice in Ubiquitous Digital Media. In K. Nyíri (ed.), Proc. Seeing, Understanding, Learning in the Mobile Age, Budapest, April 28–30: 129-134.

Coyne, R., and Parker, M., 2006. Voices out of place: Voice, non-place and ubiquitous digital communications. In K. Nyíri (ed.),Mobile Understanding: The Epistemology of Ubiquitous Communication: 171-182. Vienna: Passagen Verlag.

Coyne, R., and Parker, M., 2009. Voice and space: The agency of the acousmêtre in spatial design. In P. Turner, S. Turner, and E. Davenport (eds.), Exploration of Space, Technology and Spatiality: Interdisciplinary Perspectives: 102-112. Hershey PA: Information Science Reference.