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NEI Announces Charles Limb, M.D. as Director of Research

The Neuro-Education Initiative is pleased to announce Charles Limb, M.D., Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as director of research. His recent work includes, among other things, an fMRI study of jazz musicians engaged in spontaneous improvisation. Results point toward certain brain regions that may be important for creative activity in general. According to Limb, research on the neural correlates of creativity-one of the hallmarks of human cognition-could eventually help educators understand how people use what they know to solve novel problems in unique contexts. In a recent piece entitled "Why Neuroeducation?" Limb writes:

The implicit hope and goal of all education is to allow students to digest and internalize the information given and then to combine it all together in new, unforeseen ways. This is how we innovate and improve upon the human condition; this is why teaching a child matters.

Links:

Keynote: The Creationist  Johns Hopkins scientist Charles Limb on the music in his mind
http://www.urbanitebaltimore.com/baltimore/keynote-the-creationist/Content?oid=1262468

This is Your Brain on Jazz Researchers use MRI to study spontaneity, creativity
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/this_is_your_brain_on_jazz_researchers_use_mri_to_study_spontaneity_creativity

Neural Substrates of Spontaneous Musical Performance: An fMRI Study of Jazz Improvisation: click here