Inspired by a recent panel discussion I attended, Art & Neuroplasticity: are they linked? One of the speakers sited this article by Shlegel et al.
"How does the brain mediate visual artistic creativity? We investigated three aspects of cognition vital to many visual artists: creative cognition, perception, and perception-to-action. We found that the art students became more creative via the reorganization of prefrontal white matter ... Moreover, the art students improved in their ability to sketch human figures from observation, and multivariate patterns of cortical and cerebellar activity evoked by this drawing task became increasingly separable between art and non-art students. Our findings suggest that the emergence of visual artistic skills is supported by plasticity in neuralpathways that enable creative cognition and mediate perceptuomotor integration."