Thursday, May 9, 2013

Tortured Genius:

It seems there is a link between genius and madness. Research has established a connection between the two extremes. According to one clinical psychologist, "creativity appears to be most strongly linked to mood disorders, and especially bipolar disorder." 

People with bipolar disorder tend to be creative when they're coming out of deep depression. When a bipolar person's mood improves, brain activity changes. In particular, activity shifts from the lower part of the frontal lobe to the higher part. The same shift occurs when people are in especially creative moods.

So the next time you hear the phrase "tortured genius" it may because they actually are tortured. 

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