Speaker: Dr. Charles J. Limb
University of Southern California San Francisco
The Greystone Foundation Lecture
When: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
The pre-lecture reception from 6:15 – 7 PM will take place in the Brain Performance Institute’s Jane and Bud Smith Grand Lobby. The lectures will be in the Brain Performance Institute’s Ellipse and in the Center for BrainHealth’s Auditorium. Lectures will start at 7 PM and the doors will open at 6:15 PM.
Musical creativity has existed since the earliest days of human civilization. Until recently, how the brain actually produces musical ideas was poorly understood. Recent advances in brain imaging allow us to address questions of artistic significance that were previously felt to be inaccessible to scientific inquiry. Improvisation — the spontaneous generation of musical material — provides an inspiring tool to study the multiple creative processes that take place in music.
This presentation will highlight several functional neuroimaging studies that examine the process of musical improvisation by expert jazz and hip-hop musicians as a window into the complex neural processes that give rise to creativity.
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