The Real Link Between Creativity and Mental Illness

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From the article (link below):

“It seems that the key to creative cognition is opening up the flood gates and letting in as much information as possible. Because you never know: sometimes the most bizarre associations can turn into the most productively creative ideas.”

Excellent article on creativity and the link (if there is one) with mental illness…(Keeping our minds open to all the different ways of understanding these traits or characteristics…)

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/beautiful-minds/2013/10/03/the-real-link-between-creativity-and-mental-illness/ 

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2 responses »

  1. Ah, so it *is* all abut thinking outside of the box? 😀 That was interesting article. I think the association of creativity with madness is that so many of the famed creative genuises known today are associated with being a bit peculiar or strange in some way; the proverbial “absent-minded professor,” I suppose. It is enlightening to read this adage from a different perspective.

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