Academic Studies

We are excited to be a part of not just one but TWO academic studies!

Charles Limb, MD


We  flew out to San Francisco to have our brains studied under fMRI by world-renowned researcher Charles Limb. Charles was the pioneer who first studied the brains of jazz improvisers and discovered that they suppress their dorso lateral pre-frontal cortext (DL-PFC) when improvising (check out his TedTalk). Now he’s looking at comedic improvisers and asked us to be a part of it. Neuroscience and improvisation - who knew?!

His work ultimately inspired us to create ExperienceYes and write our book The Improv Mindset.


You should also watch his video with Ben Folds at the Kennedy Center as Ben creates an entire song in 10 minutes. 


Dr. Ellen J. Langer
Langer Mindfulness Institute

We’ve also partnered with the infamous researcher and Harvard University professor Ellen Langer of the Langer Mindfulness Institute (and author of the best seller Mindfulness).


We’re looking for a strategic corporate partner to explore the long-term behavioral impact of improv, mindfulness, and fun. Read our research abstract here