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Brain-scanning headphones play music to suit your mood

You know those days when you’re sitting on the train after a hard day at work, literally unable to pull your phone from your pocket to change the song you’re listening to? Those days are over. Well, sort of. Japanese company Neurowear have developed a set of headphones and an iPhone application which combine to read your brainwaves and deliver music to suit your mood. All hands free, of course. The headphones even have built-in LED indicators which show your mood to those around you. I guess they know you get a bit touchy when you’re stressed.

In celebration of this development, here are my favourite songs for different moods:
Happy: Grouplove – Tongue Tied
Sad: Cat Power – Say
Stressed: Bon Iver – Perth
Angry: Death Grips – Thru The Walls
Sleepy: Patrick Watson – Advenutres In Your Own Backyard
Focused: Chopin – Nocturnes: No. 2 in E Flat Major, Op. 9
Excited: John Roman – Sala
Unable To Sleep: Burial – South London Boroughs

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Cormack is a Melbourne based freelance writer and photographer. He loves to travel, drink red wine, and spin records. On the weekends you’ll most likely find him eating pork buns or shaking up cocktails for his friends.

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