National Geographic

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Highlighted Brain Regions of Rappers

Check the flow: Brain regions associated with innovative performance light up. (Image: Nature Publishing Group)

Activations associated with innovative performance: Results of a parametric analysis relating BOLD activations to measures of innovative performance are illustrated. Performance scores, indexing creative use of language and rhythm were positively associated with BOLD signal increases in left middle and posterior MTG, left superior MPFC, and precuneus/PCC during Improvised.