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How the brain reacts to music, improv

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.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.