Jazz Improv Keeps Your Brain Flexible

CNN has a story out for International Jazz Day, April 30th, which highlights how the creativity involved in improve jazz has been studied by nueroscientists. Musicians shut down the inhibition part of their brain when they are really in the flow and sections of the brain associated with communication ramp up. Practice with their instruments may help explain why there are so many sharp witted nonagenarians in the trad jazz community.

Here’s the video along with a longer text story.

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