There is a conference in April of 2015 on these issues. This is only the second of its kind, but there is growing interest in the fields of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Music.
How can improvisation be studied empirically? How do creative processes differ in musicians from different performance traditions? Are note choices during improvisation and word choices during speech controlled by similar decision making processes? Is it the sound or the motor movements that drive the choices? How do the environment and the underlying musical structure affect these decisions? Can these decision making processes be modeled mathematically?
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Most of us deal with cognitive science and the workings of our brain as teacher and learner. I have a fascination with the brain. I want to grasp onto what seems inexplicable, such as intuition, insight, the mystery of our creative mind. Here is a place where I can explore and let my mind run.