Clay Drinko says Play Your Way Sane: How Improvisation Changes the Brain
Clay Drinko gets it! After stumbling into Improv over 20 years ago, he has made a career as an educator, an improviser and author. He has very insightful and interesting things to say – you should get to know him! Read here how to ‘Play You Way Sane“.
Neural Substrates of Spontaneous Musical Performance: An fMRI Study of Jazz Improvisation – A Study by Charles Limb and Allen Braun
Charles Limb and Allen Braun used fMRI (Functional MRI) to study the parts of the brains activated during spontaneous musical performance or improvisation. This study showed that there is a ” distributed neural pattern may provide a cognitive context that enables the emergence of spontaneous creative activity.” We find this very interesting as it applies also to improvisation in endeavors other than musical improvisation, such as comedic improvisation and the day-to-day…
This is your brain on improv – a Podcast by Patrick Cox from the World in Words series
We were blown away by this podcast. Listen to the Worlds in Words’ explore how an improvising brain behaves differently than a non-improvising brain. You can also subscribe to the World in Words podcast series here. But right now listen to “This is your brain on improv” .