My friend, Barry, a very cool jazz musician in LA, sent me this. I'd say we could all use to learn a little jazz!
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Here's a taste:
"A pair of Johns Hopkins and government scientists have discovered that when jazz musicians improvise, their brains turn off areas linked to self-censoring and inhibition, and turn on those that let self-expression flow. It appears, they conclude, that jazz musicians create their unique improvised riffs by turning off inhibition and turning up creativity."