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This is How a Rapper's Brain Works

Oh my God, Becky
Look at his brain
It's so big
He looks like one of those rap guys
Who understands those rap guys
They only rap like that because of improvisation-related correlations between medial prefrontal, cingulate motor, perisylvian cortices and amygdala
I mean his brain
It's just so big
I can't believe it's so brainy
It's just out there
I mean, it's awesome

I like big brains and I can not lie, you rap music fans can't deny ... that scientists have decoded how the brain of rappers work when they freestyle rap:

The team also found a network of connections in the performers' brains during the freestyle raps, linking parts of the brain responsible for motivation, language, action and emotion.

And raps that were rated as more innovative correlated with more activity in the region of the brain that stores words. It's not surprising, says Braun, "that the more creative the rap, the more they're tapping the lexicon."

Next up, poets (really): Link | The study over at Nature


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