This is the best TED talk I’ve seen in a while.
Dr. Charles Limb lays down some intense experiments in creativity. More specifically, the kind of creativity that musicians participate in like jamming, free style rapping, or trading fours.
I suggest watching the entire thing but if you’re strapped for time fast forward to 8:50:
“To be Creative you have to have a weird dissociation with the frontal lobe. One area turns on, another big area shuts off, so that you’re not inhibited, and willing to make steak, so that you’re not constantly shutting down new generative impulses.”
Which means letting go and going with the music, right? If you’ve ever jammed with other musicians and found a groove that just feels good, you know exactly what Dr. Limb is talking about. Science needs to catch up to art.