13 Feb '12, 3am

The relationship between music and creativity

From records to boom boxes to CDs and iPods, music has long been part of the lifeblood of being a teenager. Learning math and science in class is not always such a priority. Parag Chordia, director of the Music Intelligence Lab at Georgia Tech, is finding ways to bring those two disparate realities together. "How can music be used to think about scientific problems, how can music be used to sort of catalyze our thinking in other areas?" asks Chordia. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Chordia is researching the neurological roots of the creative process. And music is a key ingredient. "We've never found a culture that has no language--we've never found a culture that has no music. So, music seems to be universal," he says. While music and arts programs are often the first subjects to be cut when school budgets are tight, Chordia says that may not be t...

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