Creativity = Insanity: scientific derailment

Before we delve into our topic, I just wanna wish all my Chinese friends and fans a Happy New Year.

To the rest of the world: go back to work. But listen to this first.

Recently I came across an article which suggested that creativity is linked to mental illness, saying that the same patters found in mentally ill patients are also mirrored by people in live in the arts or by any creative means.

So here are the 4 articles, in no particular order, that I reviewed: 1, 2, 3, 4

Now I am fully aware that there is some scientific merit, as well as a shitload more information than can be contained in 2 blogs, a journal and a Wikipedia article. But I have the attention span of a squirrel, and I wanted the voice recording to last 25 minutes rather than two hours. (You’re welcome)

In today’s episode, you hear me take the piss out of some of the material (the parts which are really dumb, and there are some, since all of this is speculative science and not hard proven). You will know this when I use my WTF voice – which is embarrassingly high-pitched almost to the point of gender bending.

Some parts do hit home though and I slowly let reality sink in – that is I am insane and have no hope of recovery.

Enjoy

Final note: Just wanna say thank you the Shannon for mentioning me on her latest blog post. Check out the wonder way she described reviewing the unpublished Legacy Book 2.

(Shannon, if you’re reading this, Thank you. Also I’m dying with anticipation over here. Please feel free to halt my slowly increasing heart attack at any point.)

That’s it for this week. Tune in next week for more fun,

Ryan

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4 comments on “Creativity = Insanity: scientific derailment
  1. LOL the immune system and Ky…omg. Hilarious. (Ky, I also hope you’re feeling better.) I thought the magical beliefs part was funny, too. Actually, the whole rant cracked me up. Loving these podcasts.
    ~SAT

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