The Utah State graduate in music therapy pursuing her PhD in computer at BYU decided to apply her right and left brain abilities to combine music and computer science. She invented a computer program that can compose original music that evokes emotions humans can relate with, even though it was generated from a machine. She explained the program follows random notes and plugs in which notes would fit the best.
"Given these three notes, what note is most likely to follow it," Monteith said. "It's random generation. It's starting a new melody every time, but it's based on statistics."