Musicians use both sides of their brains more than other people

New research suggests that musicians do (to quote a grammatically awkward advertising campaign) “think different” to normal folks. According to this article at VUCast from Vanderbilt University: …professionally trained musicians more effectively use a creative technique called divergent thinking, and also use both the left and the right sides of their frontal cortex more heavily […]

Sibelius and user-led innovation

About a year ago I was approached by Dr. Steve Flowers from CENTRIM, the Centre for Research in Innovation Management at the University of Brighton. Steve runs some very interesting research about the relationship between the companies who make products and the users who use them in innovative ways. From the research abstract: We see […]