Copy of Your Brain on Music: Improvisation

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by daughter, Caroline King

Most of us start to learn a musical instrument by memorizing and practicing specific songs until those skills become muscle memory. But the way our brains work when we're improvising and spontaneously creating new music is fascinatingly different. Check out this TED talk by neurosurgeon Charles Limb on what happens in your brain during musical improvisation:

 http://www.ted.com/talks/charles_limb_your_brain_on_improv

Scientifically Yours,

Caroline King

Ellen Britton