The very smart Peter Shalliard talks about why “everything you know about brainstorming is wrong,” explains why (in scientific terms), and the points out a few thing to make your brainstorming work better.
Number two on the list?
A University of Norway study shows that musicians rapidly enter an alpha state when playing. Sherlock Holmes played violin for this very reason. The research also points to long term music practice leading to highly developed brains – brains that compare with top athletes and business achievers also tested for the study.
Everything you know about brainstorming is wrong, Peter Shalliard
I guess this explains why ukulele players are so relaxed, creative, and fun.