TedX expands the number of too many amazing talks which no one has enough time to watch. Nevertheless, this talk by Charles Limb is well worth watching. To quote the TedX page, “Musician and researcher Charles Limb wondered how the brain works during musical improvisation — so he put jazz musicians and rappers in an fMRI to find out. What he and his team found has deep implications for our understanding of creativity of all kinds.”
The research article he refers to in the video is available online.
Title: Neural Substrates of Spontaneous Musical Performance: An fMRI Study of Jazz Improvisation
Authors: Charles J. Limb and Allen R. Braun.
PLoS ONE Link: http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0001679