Different “Emotional intent” activates brain differently.
Emotional Intent Modulates The Neural Substrates Of Creativity: An fMRI Study of Emotionally Targeted Improvisation in Jazz Musicians.
We observed activations in left Broca’s area (BA 45) in all emotion conditions and SMA (BA 6) for ambiguous and negative improvisation, as well as deactivation in bilateral AG (BA 40), middle precuneus (BA 7), medial and lateral frontopolar prefrontal cortex (BA 10), and DLPFC (BA 9) for all emotion conditions. There were deactivations in the left hippocampus during positive contrasts, right hippocampus during ambiguous, and bilateral hippocampus during negative contrasts. Additionally, we saw bilateral middle cingulate (BA 31) deactivations for all emotions. Though these activations and deactivations were present among all emotions (SMA notwithstanding), the extent of the voxel clusters varied widely between each emotion. Most notably, positive improvisation showed much more widespread deactivation in the DLPFC, AG, and precuneus than negative and ambiguous improvisation