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The Creative Brain The Science of Genius Shakespeare s tragic plays Mozart s sublime symphonies Einstein s revolutionary theories how did these geniuses create such magnificent and highly original works Were their brains different from tho

  • Title: The Creative Brain: The Science of Genius
  • Author: Nancy C. Andreasen
  • ISBN: 9780452287815
  • Page: 417
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Creative Brain: The Science of Genius By Nancy C. Andreasen, Shakespeare s tragic plays, Mozart s sublime symphonies, Einstein s revolutionary theories how did these geniuses create such magnificent and highly original works Were their brains different from those of ordinary people Using modern neuroscience together with first person accounts of creative breakthroughs from artists and scientists such as Mozart, Henri Poincar ,Shakespeare s tragic plays, Mozart s sublime symphonies, Einstein s revolutionary theories how did these geniuses create such magnificent and highly original works Were their brains different from those of ordinary people Using modern neuroscience together with first person accounts of creative breakthroughs from artists and scientists such as Mozart, Henri Poincar , and Neil Simon, The Creative Brain illuminates where extraordinary creativity comes from Acclaimed brain scientist Nancy Andreasen proposes that, due to enriched connections between certain areas of the brain, geniuses are able to tap into the unconscious mind in ways that most of us can t She also explores the link between creativity and mental illness, and she shows how all of us can enhance our creative potential through mental exercises Clearly and accessibly written, The Creative Brain is a fascinating investigation into the mystery of human genius.

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    1. This book reads deceptively simply She is a genius writer herself, and there is to the words than the voices of a neuroscientist, psychiatrist, PhD literature scholar and lover of those very words she weaves into a transparent shimmer that is, like the brain, wider thean the sky and not even in the same universe as the sum of its earth bound parts.

    2. One of the oddities of the exploding field of brain science is that very few researchers are exploring the one area that arguably makes us most human our creativity Part of the reason is that it s devlishly difficult to measure and to assess Nancy Andreasen, a University of Iowa professor and a pioneer of brain research, is one of the small group that continues to explore the creative urge.This book is a good overview of what she knows about creativity both from self reports by highly creative p [...]

    3. The topic was very intriguing unfortunately, this was not a well presented book The writing was not engaging and the book was sprinkled with these annoying parenthetical side comments like blah blah blah but Michelangelo was also born from a middle class family too blah blah blah brain etc I guess I was just not amused by these comments and some of the suggestions she makes in the end are such no brainers ha that it s almost pathetic that people have to be told My guess is that people that are r [...]

    4. Written by a psychiatrist who has also spent much time doing research explores the subject of creativity both historically and current goes over the relationship between creativity and mood disorders schizophrenia looks at nature vs nurture even how to define creativity goes over neuroimaging data on the subject even the effect of lithium on creativity discusses personality and cognitive characteristics of creative geniuses neuroplasticity is touched on it was quite interesting it ends with her [...]

    5. Yazar, yarat c l k ya ama yepyeni bir g zle bakabilme ve bunu kullanarak i e yarayan veya g zel eyler ortaya karabilme yetene idir demi.Yazar, sbu ekilde yarat c l n, zek ve yetenekten ba ms z olarak ortaya kabilece ini a kl yor, evresel ve ailesel fakt rlere vurgu yap yor.Kitapta, yarat c l klar ile tarihe ge mi Mozart, Michelangelo, Da Vinci den rnekler veriyor, kitab n tamam n n ak c oldu unu s yleyemem ama her kitap evrilmesi gereken bir sayfad r

    6. I found this book to be thin on substance and a bit fragmented in its focus or at least the focus that the title implies It s a meandering discourse of various historical attempts to understand creativity The author s own research seems thin, too, when compared with the rigorous studies conducted by other neuroscientists.

    7. Average Just general facts about giftedness, creativity, with examples of famous highly creative people I was expecting medical details, such as are there medical proofs for a different functioning of creative gifted individuals But the book is kind of literature style than medical scientific one

    8. Thoughtful examination of what we know and what we might want to know about creativity, including how to foster it in ourselves and our children.

    9. Yeni hic bir sey soylemeyen, sadece 1 cumle ile ozetlenebilecek, yazarin bol bol kendini ovdugu kitap.

    10. The Creating Brain The Neuroscience of Genius written by Nancy C Andreasen medical doctor and physician is a detailed novel that covers widely the basis of the human brain and its development through childhood, adolescence,and adulthood.The book not only mentions the primitive functions of the brain but the individual creative qualities that each brain consists of and what sets of breakthroughs constantly rec occur in various fields such as the arts and science primarily This novel assiduously i [...]

    11. The Creating Brain The Neuroscience of Genius written by Nancy C Andreasen medical doctor and physician is a detailed novel that covers widely the basis of the human brain and its development through childhood, adolescence, and adulthood The book not only mentions the primitive functions of the brain but the individual creative qualities that each brain consists of along with what sets of breakthroughs constantly reoccur in various fields such as the arts and science primarily This novel assiduo [...]

    12. While an interesting subject in theory, the book suffered on several levels For a book subtitled The Science of Genius , I genuinely expected scientific discussion of research, and less rampant speculation The portion on the environment that produces a genius was particularly outstanding in this regard while the factors that Andreasen lists are certainly intuitive, her basis for them is merely anecdotal At times, it read like a historical account, which I would have enjoyed the portion on Rena [...]

    13. Creativity is the single most desired trait among American workers today Just being able to perform the tasks of a job no longer cuts the mustard any, for most of our work is no longer in manufacturing widgets to tolerance, but in satisfying customer s expectations and meeting unmet needs Creativity is no longer the provenance of the arts alone, but has become part of science, education, technology, business and many other fields Unfortunately, our schools aren t training for creativity, but onl [...]

    14. This is a hard book to read, but very interesting Nancy Andreasen attempted a scientific comparison of Iowa Writers Workshop members with matched pairs of people similar in Socioeconomic and demographic traits, but in mundane types of work law, medicine, engineering She says her study suggests that artistically creative people tend to have mood disorders not schizophrenia compared to the control group also alchoholism, which could be self medication for mood problems or relief from too much se [...]

    15. Bu kitab yazmay planlam olsam ve Nancy Andreasen in konu hakk nda bildiklerinin iki kat n bilsem, kitab yazmaktan kesinlikle vazge erim nk nihayetinde kitab n yavan, yetersiz ve havada kalaca na kanaat getiririm Hadi illa yazaca m diyelim, en az ndan kitaba The creative brain The science of genius ad n vermem ki kitab okuyup bitirenler arkamdan bir ton laf etmesin Kitab n ba l n n i eri i ile maalesef uzaktan yak ndan ilgisi yok ve yaz lanlar spek latif olma erefine bile eri ememi Yazar n bol bo [...]

    16. Personally, I thought the first half of the book didn t have a lot of information content But it definitely set a good stage for the second half which talks about geniuses like DaVinci and Michaelangello The first half of the book throws many possible reasons for a person being creative and partially supports some of them with research In the second part, the author analyzes whether those reasons mentioned in the first half are valid She uses the life of Lenonardo DaVinci and Michaelangello to e [...]

    17. This book was okay, but not exactly what I wanted for my purpose I was much interested in the bibliography than I was in the book itself This book would be fantastic for someone who is slightly interested in the brain and how creativity functions within it It is not necessarily for someone who wants to study it in depth This book takes a topical look at many different factors in what makes a person creative It gives a general history of how science has looked at creativity, as well as explains [...]

    18. Though the book isn t as expected loaded with some practical step in details, but with a majority part exploring the relationship between creative prodigy with psychosis, I still find the book captivating to read, as the author as an interdisciplinary scholar at the two ends of polarity of sciences that s literature from theoretical science and neuroscience from natural science , has fueled the arguments with evidences in an objective and scientific way Plus her light touch on words makes the b [...]

    19. I would have given this book a 2.5 star rating if it were possible There was nothing new in this book that I hadn t known about for the past couple of decades Finding ways to think outside the box, your environment, social peer interaction, etc All inspire creativity The author is somewhat repetitive and slow to the point I recommend just reading the last chapter and you ll get the whole point of the book.

    20. Overall it s quite an interesting book, giving a good picture of where science currently is on understanding genius and how it develops The personal experiences of the author make it a good read with many stories, and she also gives a different perspective with her unusual background mixing up literature and medicine At times the book gets maybe a bit too easy or obvious, but I guess writing in this area is always a tricky business since one can otherwise get too technical medical.

    21. This was recommended to me by Katherine A researcher who has been studying how creativity manifests itself in the brain wrote the book It is not thick with scientific lingo but still interesting enough I have not been reading enough nonfiction but this book has made me determine to do so Now that I do not have cable I no longer stumble on interesting documentaries while channel surfing So now I need to go back to non fiction reading for those fun odd facts.

    22. An interesting piece of talent history that is easy to read It s a survey of artists, potentially with mental illnesses, looking into environmental, hereditary etc causation Still, it wasn t exactly what I hoped it to be To those curious, the information here is available already, however scattered I guess I was expecting of the MD then the PhD, an emphasis on neuroscience, psychiatry and the medical layout.

    23. An interesting look at the neuroscience behind creativity Formerly a professor of English, Andreason is good at making a sometimes heavy topic easy to read.Although at times the book seemed a little Euro centric, it was still a valuable resource for understanding the mysterious process of creativity And the last section s tips for improving the mind are definitely worth reading

    24. I skimmed this book While it is an interesting subject, the author didn t really offer any new information It also didn t answer any questions it or less rephrased them The majority of the book didn t really have anything to do with creativity itself, just about people we percieve as creative.

    25. Since I want to be a Social Science Researcher, This book caught my attention I was in shock at how amazing this book was I started reading and just couldn t put the book down I love how there was questions the author asked that really can t be answered I currently just started reading it again I will read of her books I recommend this book to anyone

    26. I skimmed this book I liked the parts that I read alright didn t feel the need to read the whole book.I thought it was interesting that there has been a link found between creativity and mental illness, but I d inferred that from a book I read about boundaries I wanted to send the author the Boundaries book.

    27. If she wasn t from the University of Iowa, this would be a three star book The tail end of the book she shoots off her social commentary on raising kids, one claim has been proven false since 2005 baby Einstein and ignoring the gender differences based solely on the morphology of the brain.Enjoyable read though, Will become a repeatedly read book.

    28. The author describes parts of the brain and explains that there is some connection to mental illness and creativity She also describes what kind of environment is needed for a creative brain and what you can do to add gray matter to your brain, even at my age

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