Creativity can be Mad

So have you heard how some creativity is akin to insanity? Well, scientists who have been studying how the mind works, have discovered that the fMRI (brain scans) reveal strong similarities in the cognitive pathways of highly creative people and those with schizophrenia. Both lack the ability to inhibit certain significant receptors used to filter and direct thought; allowing them to see different perspectives of the world.

However, for some, this uninhibited pathway, which enables an ability to think outside the box leads to a psychiatric pathology, schizophrenia, which affects about 1 percent of humanity globally.

 

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