"Lauren's Blitherings"

No BS, genuinely honest op-ed ramblings on a wide range of news articles.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

So they're saying. . .mental illness can make one creative


What stood out for me in this article was the talk about how a mutation in the gene that codes for the brain protein, neuregulin 1, is linked to a higher rate of schizophrenia, and that the more copies of the mutation that one has, the higher they scored on a creativity test. And further, that it is hypothesized that this mutation "might dampen activity in the brain's prefrontal cortex, easing its usual brake on mood and emotions" (so, have they tested to see if this mutation is also in other "mentally ill" populations? . . and gee, you mean having less of a stick up your ass opens you up to more avenues? :P) . . ."This might unleash creativity in some, and psychotic delusions in others - with intelligence perhaps influencing the outcome" (This statement is so full of bias. Everyone with psychotic delusions is creative and anyone that I would call creative has some kind of psychosis or neurosis going on . . .with "intelligence" only influencing what this biased putz and most others have so restrictively defined as "creative" :P )

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