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The Impact of Improvisation on our Brains

Updated: Oct 1, 2021

A Mobile Music Lessons parent introduced me to Dr. Charles Limb, an otolaryngologist who is also a musician. In his TED Talk below, he shares about how when we improvise, the parts of our brain that control self-expression are turned up while the parts that control self-monitoring are turned down. This allows musicians to improvise freely without worrying about making mistakes. Creativity requires this disassociation between the two parts so that inventive impulses can flourish. How interesting! Learn more below.

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