My name is Lars Forsberg. I am an engineering physicist with a PhD in medical science. I did my PhD at Karolinska Institutet on understanding how different brains vary and specifically how different brain regions covary across individuals. The findings showed that evolutionary old regions, the thalamus and the basal ganglia, covary the most. I am currently working as a researcher in Multiple Sclerosis, but I still have an interest in human brain variability.
Music creativity and the brain is another interesting topic of mine. Some suggest that creativity fluency is driven by the default mode network in the brain. This is a network of regions that you engage at rest, when you are not giving your attention to anyone else.
My interest in making music goes back to the late 1980s, where I started to write something on my Commodore 128D in BASIC. However, it was with the Soundtracker on the Amiga that I really enjoyed making music on computer. I must confess that I was never really good at it, although I try to learn. I developed VividTracker for this purpose, an app for iPhone and iPad that can load, edit, and save old Amiga music modules.
I am therefore very interested in understanding how to make music apps that really make your brain's creativity spark.