Thursday, March 25, 2010

Creativity

Go read about creativity, childhood, and the brain.

4 comments:

RVCBard said...

There was an article somewhere that sort of debunked the romantic view of mental illness that floats around in American culture. Need to find it.

RVCBard said...

Found it!

"Genius and Madness" in Psychology Today

CultureFuture said...

Good article. I have this discussion with my mother all the time (she's an Educational/Developmental Psychologist), who has noted patterns of madness in a lot of people I go to school with.

It also reminds me of this recent Frontal Cortex piece about marijuana and creativity:

http://scienceblogs.com/cortex/2010/03/marijuana_and_divergent_thinki.php

RVCBard said...

Like many people who've created in a state of altered consciousness (not necessarily with weed), I have to say, "Well, DUH!!!"

And, of course, I have my own take on the whole madness = genius cliche