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On musical creativity: A talk to watch as you discuss the Grammy winners

Posted by: Kate Torgovnick May

Mumford-&-SonsThe 2013 Grammy Awards, which aired last night, offered up many a surprise with indie-tinged acts grabbing major awards over more established contenders.  British folk-rockers Mumford & Sons (above) won the award for Album of the Year for Babel while electronic master Charles Limb: Your brain on improv Charles Limb: Your brain on improv Gotye took home Record of the Year for his infectious song “Somebody That I Used To Know.” Meanwhile, the Black Keys will have the most trophies to add to their award shelf after winning four awards.

With such creativity represented on the stage, it made us think: “What goes on in the mind of a musician?” Here, a talk from music lover and surgeon Charles Limb, where he reveals what he found from putting jazz musicians and rappers in an fMRI as they improvised »