Your brain on improv: Charles Limb on TED.com

Posted by: Emily McManus

Musician and researcher Charles Limb wondered how the brain works during musical improvisation — so he put jazz musicians and rappers in an fMRI to find out. What he and his team found has deep implications for our understanding of creativity of all kinds. (Recorded at TEDxMidAtlantic, November 2010 in Baltimore, MD. Duration: 16:31)

Watch Charles Limb’s talk on TED.com where you can download it, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of 800+ TEDTalks.

And read our Q&A with Dr. Charles Limb on the TED Blog >>