Donald Fox 's comment on Music Can Boost Creativity

Donald Fox
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This is a fascinating topic that brings up all kinds of theories and some outdated information. The old left brain-right brain model is less used today than whole brain theory that focuses on how specific areas of the brain affect the brain as a whole. Certain types of music do stimulate the brain's creative center and that may or may not translate into visual creativity for the painter. Studies have shown that the so-called Mozart Effect can increase creative problem solving. If one is skilled at playing a musical instrument, then creative expression could be enhanced by practicing before painting. Some may find listening to music helpful as well. Whatever gets us to more neural connections - music, meditation, exercise, dance, reciting poetry - will increase our creative response. Whether that translates into more or better painting is another issue.

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