Predicting drum beats from high-density Brain Rhythms

Shivam Chaudhary, Krishna Prasad Miyapuram, Derek Lomas

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Entrainment is a phenomenon of phase or temporal matching of one system with that of another system. Human neural activity has been shown to resonate with external auditory stimuli. When we enjoy a piece of music, there is a resonance of brain responses with auditory signals. The crux of music cognition is based on this resonance of musical frequencies with intrinsic neural frequencies. It has also been demonstrated that the neural activities are synchronized across participants while listening to music, shown by high inter-subject correlation. In this work, we use this fact to predict the drumbeat a participant listens to based on their EEG response to the drumbeat. We also tested whether we could train on a smaller dataset and test with the rest of the dataset. We generated a frequency∗channel plot and fed it to a CNN model to predict drumbeat with a classification accuracy of 97% for 60-20-20 (train-dev-test) data split protocol and 94% accuracy for 20-20-60 data split. We also got 100% classification accuracy for predicting participants for both the data split protocols.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCODS-COMAD 2023 - Proceedings of the 6th Joint International Conference on Data Science and Management of Data (10th ACM IKDD CODS and 28th COMAD
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-9798-8
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event6th ACM India Joint International Conference on Data Science and Management of Data, CODS-COMAD 2023 - Mumbai, India
Duration: 4 Jan 20237 Jan 2023

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Conference6th ACM India Joint International Conference on Data Science and Management of Data, CODS-COMAD 2023

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Green Open Access added to TU Delft Institutional Repository ‘You share, we take care!’ – Taverne project Otherwise as indicated in the copyright section: the publisher is the copyright holder of this work and the author uses the Dutch legislation to make this work public.


  • Classification
  • CNN
  • Drumbeats
  • EEG
  • Music
  • Music Information Retrieval


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