Sunday, March 23, 2008

Jazz Improv Ups Brain's Creativity

Fantastic audio article at NPR Story of the Day. A study by Dr. Charles Limb at Johns Hopkins University and Alan Brown at National Institute of Health show that "when jazz pianists are improvising riffs, their brains act much more like the dreaming brain, with inhibition turned down and creativity cranked way up." According to Dr. Limb, the brain fires similarly when people improvise will speaking and improvise solutions to problems.  Read a written article at USA Today.

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