Reminisced over some old school hip hop tonight:
TUNE: ”Sirens” by CAMP STAG
continues themes of travel this time with a slightly more confused and unclear perspective as to relate to the bands lyrics and the songs ideas.
It turns out we get excited even in anticipation of a song’s climax:
The idea that reward is partly related to anticipation (or the prediction of a desired outcome) has a long history in neuroscience. Making good predictions about the outcome of one’s actions would seem to be essential in the context of survival, after all. And dopamine neurons, both in humans and other animals, play a role in recording which of our predictions turn out to be correct.
Further, we reason that such a moderate distraction, which induces processing difficulty, enhances creativity by prompting abstract thinking. We predict, in sum, that a moderate level of noise will enhance creativity relative to both high and low levels of noise.
“Before Pearl Jam was called Pearl Jam, the band was called Mookie Blaylock.”
The essayist samples more than a D.J.: a loop of the epic here, a little lyric replay there, a polyvocal break and citations from greatnesses past, all with a signature scratch on top.