How Improvisation Changes the Brain

How Improvisation Changes the Brain

“During improvisation, the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex decreased in activity and the medial prefrontal cortex increased. The dorsolateral prefrontal cortex is like your inner critic; it’s that voice in your head that says, “Don’t say that” or “What will happen if you’re wrong?”

On the other hand, the medial prefrontal cortex is associated with language and creativity. While musicians improvised, their brains’ censors decreased and their creativity centers increased in activity.”

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https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/play-your-way-sane/201910/how-improvisation-changes-the-brain?fbclid=IwAR20VRh-wMjPNl-sMHmk8j5Lk-sl9Rsfb_em8TbK4kzvnHPz4RGQehcxrxw