The key to unlocking the secret of creativity is in a rapper's brain12/30/2012
Next time an athlete prattles on about being "in the flow," don't dismiss it as jock mumbo jumbo. There's science behind it, and it stems from the study of a rapper's brain during improvisation. Freestyling, suggest those examining the neuroscience of creativity, activates the part of the mind responsible for motivation, organization and integration, and shuts off cognitive control. It's similar to letting instinct take over on the playing field. "If an athlete starts paying attention to what they're doing ... they'll clutch and they won't do it," said Allen Braun of the National Institutes of Health. Better that they should be making up rhymes in their head while making that diving catch. [Source]
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