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Dr. Charles Limb researches the neurological miracles behind jazz improvisation

The July/August 2012 issue of JazzTimes magazine includes a feature on Dr. Charles Limb, a music-obsessed otolaryngologist who studies artistic creativity, improvisation, and related neurological processes. Limb, a member of the faculty at both the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Peabody Institute, recently delivered a lecture titled "Your Brain on Jazz: The Neuroscience of Jazz Improvisation," part of the "Arts and the Brain" series at the Mansion at Strathmore outside Washington, D.C.

"I must be one of the luckiest surgeons in the world," Limb told the Strathmore audience on April 26. "I get to get up in front of an audience and talk not about surgery, but about music."

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