Where in the brain does creativity come from? Evidence from jazz musicians

Playing guitar (stock image).Credit: © MIGUEL GARCIA SAAVED / Adobe Stock

According to a popular view, creativity is a product of the brain’s right hemisphere — innovative people are considered «right-brain thinkers» while «left-brain thinkers» are thought to be analytical and logical. Neuroscientists who are skeptical of this idea have argued that there is not enough evidence to support this idea and an ability as complex as human creativity must draw on vast swaths of both hemispheres. A new brain-imaging study out of Drexel University’s Creativity Research Lab sheds light on this controversy by studying the brain activity of jazz guitarists during improvisation. 

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» Insha Akbar «, » Adonai » and » Ave Maria » in harmony before His Majesty King Mohammed VI and Pope Francis.

This Saturday, March 30th in Rabat, the Morocco Philharmonic Orchestra (OPM) performed a little special arrangement. Representatives of the three monotheistic religions have in choir before King Mohammed VI and Pope Francis.
The Smahi El Hadni, called for Muslim prayer (» Insha Akbar «), accompanied by singer Françoise Atlan, who has the Jewish prayer (» Adonai «) and then joined by singer Caroline Casadesus, daughter of the head of orchestra Jean-Claude Casadesus, who performed the «Ave Maria» of Caccini.
They finished the concert hand in hand.
This work is part of a series of events launched by the Morocco Philharmonic Orchestra called «Religions in harmony».

Cientistas descobrem música de flauta que ajuda a construir o cérebro de bebês prematuros

Um novo estudo da Suíça mostra que a música pode fazer muito mais do que acalmar os sentidos – na verdade, a pesquisa diz que a música especialmente orquestrada pode ajudar a impulsionar o neurodesenvolvimento de bebês nascidos prematuramente.

Na Suíça, como na maioria dos países industrializados, quase 1% das crianças nascem “muito prematuramente”, ou seja, antes da 32ª semana de gestação, o que representa cerca de 800 crianças por ano.

Embora os avanços na medicina neonatal agora lhes proporcionem uma boa chance de sobrevivência, essas crianças ainda correm alto risco de desenvolver distúrbios neuropsicológicos.

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What Is So Special About The Number 1.61803?

PHI(φ) is an irrational, non-terminating number as PI(π), but its significance is far more than PI(π) ;

Π = 3.14159265359…(pi)

Φ = 1.61803398874…(phi)

The Golden Ratio (phi = φ) is often called The Most Beautiful Number In The Universe.

The reason φ is so extraordinary is because it can be visualized almost everywhere, starting from geometry to the human body itself!

The Renaissance Artists called this “The Divine Proportion” or “The Golden Ratio”.

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