Any artist worth their salt has a pinch of madness in the mix that makes them what they are. In other words, artists are not made they are born. Or at least born with different brain wiring which may predispose them to devote themselves to the life.
A 2014 study have seen results suggesting this.
“Structural brain differences in relation to expertise have been demonstrated in a number of domains including visual perception, spatial navigation, complex motor skills and musical ability.” — Lead author Rebecca Chamberlain from KU Leuven, Belgium.
““The distinction between sanity and insanity is narrower than a razor’s edge, sharper than a hound’s tooth, more agile than a mule deer. It is more elusive than the merest phantom. Perhaps it does not even exist; perhaps it is a phantom. ” – Philip K. Dick, VALIS
Studies—most notably from Sweden’s Karolinska Institute—have begun to suggest a biological mechanism: highly creative healthy people and people with schizophrenia have certain brain chemistry features in common.
Researchers at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute have conducted brain scans on creative people. These studies indicate similarities in the brain chemistry and structure of highly creative people and those suffering from schizophrenia and autism.
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