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That is, the more contexts in which something is learned, the more the learner creates abstract models, and the less they rely on any particular example. Learners become better at applying their knowledge to a situation they’ve never seen before, which is the essence of creativity. “It’s strange,” Cecchini told me at the end of one of our hours-long discussions, “that some of the greatest musicians were self-taught or never learned to read music. I’m not saying one way is the best, but now I get a lot of students from schools that are teaching jazz, and they all sound the same. They don’t seem to find their own voice. I think when you’re self-taught you experiment more, trying to find the same sound in different places, you learn how to solve problems.” Epstein, David J. . Range (p. 77). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. Epstein, David J. . Range (p. 77). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

— The body, like the mind, adopts better to a broader, less predictable, range of activity  

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