Ep 24: Which part of the brain, off on and when

Which part of the brain, off on and when

There is nothing simple about the brain. Wherein certain skills can be improved by shutting down one part, those same skills may require increasing activity in another.

Here’s a collection of short videos on the flow state of consciousness.

The Optimized Brain: A Workshop on FlowStates

Here’s a paper on the results of scanning brains of jazz musicians during improvisational playing.

Neural Substrates of Spontaneous Musical Performance: An fMRI Study of Jazz Improvisation

And here’s a ted talk by the author of the above paper on the same subject.

Your brain on improv

I’m not sure how I feel about it when scientist rap. Not because there’s anything wrong with rap/ just that they’re generally so very very bad at it.