Biorhythm: Music and the Body at the Mind Museum

Have you ever wondered why classical music calms us, why high beat songs make us dance, or why we catch ourselves humming to a song unknowingly (no matter how terrible the song is)? The Biorhythm: Mind and the Body exhibit at The Mind Museum will give you the answers to these questions and much more. In this exhibit, you will literally feel and understand how music moves your body through sonic experiences, experiments, and performances. 

Biorhythm Exhibit The Mind Museum

Biorhythm is a traveling exhibit that was developed and first shown at the Science Gallery at the Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland in 2010. The exhibit was then brought to the Eyebeam Art + Technology Centre in New York, then to the Science Center in Singapore before it reached the shores of Manila.

Biorhythm Exhibit The Mind Museum

Scientists say that biorhythm is important because our cells have some sort of internal timers. Everything in our body is timed, and when the normal function is disrupted, we get sick. 

There are two types of Biorhythms; one of which is something we commonly refer to as 'body clock'. Circadian Rhythm, biological clock, or body clock controls our sleep/wake cycles. The other one deals with the cyclic variations of human behavior. The latter is the basis for this exhibit. You'll learn how music affects our body.

HEAR HEAR 1 by Papermen and Aine Kelly

This giant ear demonstrates how our brain processes what we hear. If you whisper your secret or your best friend's secret to this {below} ear, it will then be transmitted as a vibration to Hear Hear 2.   

HEAR HEAR 1 by Papermen and Aine Kelly Biorhythm Exhibit The Mind Museum

HEAR HEAR 2 by Papermen and Aine Kelly

This toy-like device vibrates whenever someone speaks or shouts at Hear Hear 1. The intensity of the vibration depends on the pitch of one's voice. This shows how vibrations are translated into chemical and electrical signals in our brain that we then experience as sound.

HEAR HEAR 2 by Papermen and Aine Kelly Biorhythm Exhibit The Mind Museum

HEART 'N' BEAT by Yoshi Akai

This is our youngest son's favorite instrument in the Biorhythm exhibit because of the Lego bricks. You can create a tune by using your own heartbeat! The instrument takes your own pulse and sonifies it. You can adjust the sound and play along to your own heartbeat by adding or removing Lego bricks

HEART 'N' BEAT by Yoshi Akai Biorhythm Exhibit The Mind Museum


Even girls who have nothing will appreciate this device. This 1920's leather chair has been tweaked with sonic charges. It's like a massage chair but with a weird sound. It's quite relaxing though. There's a voltage-control oscillator panel on the arm rest that you can manipulate to your derriere's content. This chair is like a piece of heaven after almost a full day of walking at The Mind Museum.



It's like a giant fly's eye from a far, don't you think? The whole shell-like device will make you feel like you're inside a surround sound cinema. The mechanized structure was developed in 2006 as a devotion to audiovisual arts.

OPTOFONICA CAPSULE by TeZ Biorhythm Exhibit The Mind Museum

CHAINS OF EMOTION by Niall Coghlan, Javier Jaimovich, Miguel Ortiz Perez, R. Benjamin Knapp, Brennon Bortz, ICAT, Technology Virginia Tech, SARC Queen's University

This one's pretty cool! You can create sounds by touching the chains and change the tune by being in contact with the person beside you. The whole thing was made possible by a circuit created due to the Galvanic skin response. The electric conduction from the skin varies with the moisture {or sweat} of your hands. 

CHAINS OF EMOTION Biorhythm Exhibit The Mind Museum

THE THEREMIN INSPECTOR by Sean McDonald, Alex Hornbake, and Amber Tisue

The Theremin, invented in 1920 by Léon Theremin, is the world's first electronic instrument. The device works by transmitting electric signals through the two antennae. Electric signals are then amplified and sent to a loudspeaker. There's a huge flat screen television in front of you where you can check how the electric signals move as you create your own epic tune. I felt like Tiesto in this one! 


We had a tiring but educational day at both The Mind Museum and the Biorhythm exhibit. Please do visit both with your kids. Feed your mind and body. Prepare to be amazed and be pumped with good info. Interactive art rocks!

Biorhythm: Music and the Body Exhibit
November 15, 2012 - February 15, 2013

Special Exhibition Hall, The Mind Museum
JY Campos Park 3rd Avenue,
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City,
Metro Manila Philippines 1634
Tel. No: (632) 909-MIND
Facebook: TheMindMuseum
Twitter: @themindmuseum
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Biorhythm only : PhP 250 - Adult
                          PhP 200 - Children/Students
The Mind Museum + Biorhythm: PhP 800 - Adult
                                                  PhP 600 - Children/Private School Students
                                                  PhP 300 - Public School Students/Teachers
All-day The Mind Museum Pass + Biorhythm: PhP 950

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