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Study finds brains of jazz musicians have superior flexibility

NewImagePlaying jazz can make you cooler under pressure:

‘A small study by Emily Przysinda of Wesleyan University suggests that the brains of jazz musicians react differently to unexpected events than the brains of classical musicians or non-musicians. It also supports previous findings that learning to play music at all improves creativity….

…The researchers suggest that the jazz musicians, who study a musical tradition that places a high value on improvisation and often uses strange chord structures, were well trained to expect the unexpected…’

Via Big Think

And what about listeners who prefer improvisational styles?