Thursday 27 May 2010

Creatives are similar to schizophrenics

This article is pretty interesting - it basically says that highly creative people have similar brain chemistry to schizophrenics. It's not really news to anybody living with voices in their heads and those that can get utterly entranced by an idea that drives them long enough to complete a novel, but it's nice that the scientists start to catch on.

Here's the article.


  1. I'm not sure what Black Mamba thinks about that. I'll have to ask her.

  2. "Certain psychological traits, such as the ability to make unusual or bizarre associations are also shared by schizophrenics and healthy, highly creative people."

    "Thinking outside the box might be facilitated by having a somewhat less intact box"

    I like my box, just the way it is, thank you very much.

    Being a freak is cool these days, after all!