The below TEDx Talk by surgeon, researcher, and musician Charles Limb, unpacks some of his emerging hypotheses about the brain during improv, and how those might translate into understanding creativity. Or at least one small slice of it.
If he is correct, there are probably a broad range of implications for education. How might improv be used in the classroom to help students construct meaning, brainstorm, and build communication skills? What might educators do to help students develop skills at improv and can those skills help students as adults?
You can view the original on the TED Talks website.
Want to know more about the brain on improv?
- Study: Neural Correlates of Lyrical Improvisation: An fMRI Study of Freestyle Rap
- In Scientific American: The Neuroscience Lessons of Freestyle Rap
- On The Dana Foundation’s blog: The Neuroscience of Improvisation