Rapping in MRIs - Charles Limb, Extended

September 20, 2013

What’s happening in our brains when we talk or sing or play music? Are language and music different neural processes? Neuroscientist Charles Limb did a groundbreaking brain imaging study of jazz musicians. Now, he’s bringing rappers into his lab – they actually freestyle while squeezed inside an MRI tube! – and he’s watching their brains while they perform. Here's our UNCUT interview with him...