A new PureTech project offers a look at how clinical trials related to music and the brain, including sleep, could be conducted remotely, reports MedCity News.

The co-founders envision scientists assigning music playlists to study participants using its library of musical signatures.  If they have a hypothesis on the music signatures effective for the condition they are studying, such as music with a low tempo and no syncopation to improve sleep onset, they can select and test music with those characteristics. They could also play different types of music and identify signatures using machine learning and statistics.