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Stephen Downes

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The Eide's highlight more interesting research about our brains with a study on how jazz musicians deactivate one part of their brains (prefrontal and limbic) and simultaneously activate another part (sensory and motor) when spontaneously creating musical phrases. This research points out that " ... many of the techniques touted by corporate creativity trainers seem to be geared toward activating and retrieving possibilities that are decidedly not consciously determined." This type of research, based on good science and peer review, is what should be informing the training and education fields. -HJ

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