The frontal cortex is required for the mastery of practical skills. It’s the thinking and planning part of the brain that criticizes and frets about mistakes and perfection. The inner critic pushes for better and always more. It envisions potential and maps a route. It’s an effective coach and motivator.
Improvising requires mastering the basic skills of art or athleticism. Without them the result is a shrill mess or visual anguish.
Yet, artists that improv turn off their frontal cortex because it’s basically ego and must go for flow.
To level up, invest in learning, trust the training then let the voice go.
C) Marika Reinke – Adventures in Art with Heart, Humor and Spirit.