‘Mad’ scientists find out why geniuses ‘go mad’ | The Jakarta Post

A lot has been written about mental illness and creativity or mental illness and intelligence.  I found this article to be interesting, if vague.  And of course, it comforts me when other research says our brains will eventually turn to pudding.

‘Mad’ scientists find out why geniuses ‘go mad’ | The Jakarta Post.

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. pegoleg
    Jun 05, 2012 @ 10:30:09

    Very interesting article. I was struck by this sentence: “people with mental disorders tend to be creative because they venture through more possibilities than other people.”


  2. Kathryn McCullough
    Jun 05, 2012 @ 17:56:41

    I’ll take a look. Thanks for recommending it. This subject has always fascinated me.


  3. littlesundog
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 10:52:32

    I sort of wanted to laugh reading that article. While interesting, as many complex situations are, I wonder, is it really necessary to draw a conclusion and find an answer? The experience of it all is what fascinates me. These perceptions and conclusions often cause an acceptance of a condition or situation. Isn’t it just part of the experience leading to understanding and compassion? In any case, when you go jelly-brained, I am still going to read your work!


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