Where does great musical improvisation come from?

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A recent study by North Dakota State psychologists Darya Zabelina and Michael
Robinson
sheds some light:

The authors asked distinct groups of college students to imagine a
day off from school or work, with one group’s day set in the present,
and the other's set from the perspective of a 7-year-old, and then gave
each some creative problem-solving tasks.

It turns out that the latter group displayed far more creative
agility on the tests after envisioning a free day as a child without the
strictures of adult expectations.

Read the full post at the LA Times blog.

Hat tip to The Daily Swarm for the heads up.

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