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    Break Through Composers Aid?

    Check out this thinking cap from Australia. Could it turn us all into Mozarts.


    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...-creative.html

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    Re: Break Through Composers Aid?

    And who could doubt the veracity of an article published in a technical journal such as The Sun?

    Pat

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    Re: Break Through Composers Aid?

    I found these clips from National Geographic that explain Professor Snyder's work.






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    I find the overall question interesting: how does zapping certain parts of the brain affect behavior and, more specifically, creativity and artistic performance?

    But I don't think there's yet any evidence that it does anything very special. If you want a skill, practicing intelligently still seems the best way to go.

    It's funny that he was doing a "counting large sums" test; though it appeared in the movie Rain Man, I don't think I've seen any actual non-anecdotal evidence that that's a skill of savants. It does not seem very scientific of him to use something like that for a test.

    And in what way do you want to be like Mozart? His talent you can practice and get - nothing special. His fame? Good luck.
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHannifin View Post
    And in what way do you want to be like Mozart? His talent you can practice and get - nothing special. His fame? Good luck.
    I don't know about his talent. His skill you can get with practice. His talent probably had some genetic help; he wasa genius, after all.

    However, currently his most significant attribute is that he is dead. That you can get with a good jolt to the brain.

    Pat

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokeefe View Post
    I don't know about his talent. His skill you can get with practice. His talent probably had some genetic help; he wasa genius, after all.
    I don't think there was anything special genetically, but certainly parentally. Everyone's a genius with enough practice, but it won't guarantee fame.
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
    My MP3s | My Melody Generator | my album
    "serious music" ... as if the rest of us are just kidding

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHannifin View Post
    I don't think there was anything special genetically, but certainly parentally. Everyone's a genius with enough practice, but it won't guarantee fame.
    I definitely don't know about the genetic part (so shouldn't have said it) but I thought is was pretty well established that there is something qualitative, not just quantitative, about the way a genius thinks. I could be wrong; this is certainly not my field.

    Pat

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    In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is.

    http://reberclark.blogspot.com http://reberclark.bandcamp.com http://www.youtube.com/reberclark

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokeefe View Post
    ... but I thought is was pretty well established that there is something qualitative, not just quantitative, about the way a genius thinks.
    I don't think there is... but this is a whole big different subject that people write books on.
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
    My MP3s | My Melody Generator | my album
    "serious music" ... as if the rest of us are just kidding

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    Re: Break Through Composers Aid?

    The Traditional "Breakthrough Composer's Aid"...oh and an easier way to kill your brain:

    In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is.

    http://reberclark.blogspot.com http://reberclark.bandcamp.com http://www.youtube.com/reberclark

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