Music And Art; Catalysts For Creativity
The addition of emotion to the innovation process acts as a catalyst that stimulates the mind to greater output while simultaneously increasing its force to overcome the brain’s resistance to being re-wired for the greater capacity needed for greater creativity. Emotion can range from fear to inspiration and from conflict to harmony. Those emotions can be triggered by human interaction through the release of internal chemicals. Emotions can also be triggered through physiological interaction or by musical vibrations. Within the music domain it has been found that playing bowed string instruments produce the highest level of emotion and is therefore the most potent catalyst for the mind. (Hence why video movies and video games use symphonic soundtracks to impact emotion). This is due to the strings uniquely being amplified by an instrument body designed by divine geometry centuries ago. The very movement of a bow along the strings induces vibrations that resonate in consonance with our bodies. This is why we can be overcome with emotion when we hear the evocative sound of string instruments. Because more than any other instruments, the string instruments evoke emotion that speak directly to our imagination. This experience then stimulates the mind to assimilate information in ways that would not have happened otherwise, freeing us from a lifetime of obstacles that have blocked our imagination. So as radical as it may first seem, it turns out that string instruments have the power to free our imagination thereby stimulating creativity.