Great talk by Charles Limb about the way musical creativity works in the brain.
In one experiment,
Limb put jazz musicians and rappers in an fMRI to find out. What he and his team found has deep implications for our understanding of creativity of all kinds.
Music so often is studied as a learning aid, “music helps you learn Math,” other languages, and so on. But it’s refreshing to see how music and creativity are amazing all by themselves.
- Creativity and the Brain: Learning From Jazz Musicians and Rappers [USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog] (scienceblogs.com)
- Spontaneity of Basketball and Jazz Based on Hard Work (wired.com)