Two more non-inspiring TED talks on the way in. People spot a current trend and talk about it as though it was totally new and completely amazing, though it is nothing new at all. A surgeon/scientist uses an fMRI scanner to find evidence that brain areas which are associated with self-censoring (among many many many other functions) become less active when one is improvising, and that Brocca’s area becomes active when two musicians are communicating via music.

He is, in other words, taking a fancy expensive machine to produce evidence for what musicians have known and claimed for year. Where is the breakthrough?

And a girl whining that we put too much trust in experts, that our brans get all different when we listen to an authority figure. She spoke as though she was a beautiful woman, so I understand why people want to listen to her.


Posted on September 27, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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