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. BACKCOVER: Expert analysis of the connections between extraordinary creativity,mental illness, intelligence, and the social environment
Andreasen leaves us with hope that the potential exists to enhance the creative capacity in our children and ourselves.
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Andreasen writes with clarity and ease She makes wonderful connections between the arts and the sciences.