Health Rewind: Can Freestyle Rapping Make You More Creative?

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Spitting rhymes off the top of your head can improve brain function and encourage creativity, says a new study published in Nature. Because “freestyle rap draws upon improvisation, spontaneity, rhythm, and rhyme to communicate lyrics,” it increases the brain activity that’s in charge of language, emotion and motor skills, writes Everyday Health.

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