The neurobiology of improvisation

Aaron L. Berkowitz

in The Improvising Mind

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780199590957
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191594595 | DOI:
The neurobiology of improvisation

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This chapter explores the neurobiological basis of improvisation as studied with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). It presents research with cognitive neuroscientist Daniel Ansari alongside recent research in this area by Charles Limb and Allen Braun. It discusses neurophysiological findings in the context of the insights gleaned from the interviews with improvisers presented in Chapter 6, as well as with respect to other work on the neural basis of improvisation.

Keywords: improvisation; fMRI; music cognition; neurobiology; cognitive neuroscience; creativity; Daniel Ansari

Chapter.  5593 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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