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Esta é uma frase que eu costumo usar por aqui com certa frequência, e esta matéria da BBC, chamada Creative minds mimic schizophrenia“, não me deixa mentir.

Creativity is akin to insanity, say scientists who have been studying how the mind works.

Brain scans reveal striking similarities in the thought pathways of highly creative people and those with schizophrenia. Both groups lack important receptors used to filter and direct thought.

O assunto por si só é interessantíssimo, mas essa última frase torna a matéria ainda mais deliciosa. Ora, nos dias de hoje, o que mais precisamos para sobreviver à enxurrada informacional são filtros. Além dos filtros dentro da nossa caixola, estamos somando filtros artificias. De que forma isso pode impactar a criatividade? Devaneio concluído, voltemos à matéria da BBC:

Some of the world’s leading artists, writers and theorists have also had mental illnesses – the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh and American mathematician John Nash (portrayed by Russell Crowe in the film A Beautiful Mind) to name just two.

Creativity is known to be associated with an increased risk of depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Similarly, people who have mental illness in their family have a higher chance of being creative.

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Essa frase aí embaixo é foda!

“Creativity is uncomfortable. It is their dissatisfaction with the present that drives them on to make changes.

“Creative people, like those with psychotic illnesses, tend to see the world differently to most. It’s like looking at a shattered mirror. They see the world in a fractured way.

“Creativity is certainly about not being constrained by rules or accepting the restrictions that society places on us. Of course the more people break the rules, the more likely they are to be perceived as ‘mentally ill’.”

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