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Published: 20 August 2016

By Andy Ross

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Understanding the creative brain

Did you know that Sting has had his brain scanned to help scientists better understand the creative brain and how it works?

Apparently, according to NYMag.com, the musician was touring a lab with Daniel Levitin, who writes books about music amongst other things, when he was offered a chance to be MRI scanned. The scientists discovered that activity in Sting's brain scans revealed similarities, distinctions and even aversion to some types of music as the pieces were listened to!