Broken Madonna by Bryan Charnley

“It turns out that an eerie type of chaos
can lurk just behind a facade of order – and yet,
deep inside the chaos lurks an even eerier type of order.”

― Douglas R. Hofstadter,
Metamagical Themas: Questing For The Essence Of Mind And Pattern

A follow up to my last post. Bismarkable briefly referred to this lecture in his own video series: A lively and intriguing educational talk combining reference to genetic studies, cognitive science, and evolutionary psychology. If you’re mobile and having trouble with video; watch on YouTube.

Carson's Shared Vulnerability Graph

Creativity and Psychopathology:
A Shared Vulnerability Model
by Shelley H Carson (PhD)
[link to pdf]

Also See: “25-lecture Course: Human Behavioral Biology (Stanford BIO 250): This is a biology course presented by Stanford University. It covers how to approach complex normal and abnormal behaviours through biology. How to integrate disciplines including sociobiology, ethology, neuroscience, and endocrinology to examine behaviours such as aggression, sexual behaviours, language use, and mental illness.The course is taught by Robert Sapolsky.” Professor’s Profile at Stanford

Related articles:

Kaufman, Scott Barry (Ph.D.). Schizotypy, Flow, and the Artist’s Experience; Is the creative experience schizo?. Beautiful Minds at Psychology Today. Web: 2010.

Kaufman, Scott Barry (Ph.D.). The Real Link Between Creativity and Mental Illness. The Creativity Post. Web: Nov 08 2013.

Sapololsky, Robert. This Is Your Brain on Metaphors. The Stone: November 14 2010.

Robert Sapolsky Receives “Emperor Has No Clothes” Award. Published by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc. Vol. 20 (3), April 2003.

List of scholarly texts for further reading:

Day, Samantha and Emmanuelle Peters. The incidence of schizotypy in new religious movements; Personality and Individual Differences. Department of Child, Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London SE5, UK; Subdepartment of Clinical Health Psychology, UCL, London, UK: 01/1999.

Burch, G. S. J. and C. Pavelis and D.R. Hemsley and P.J. Corr. Schizotypy and creativity in visual artists. British Journal of Psychology, 97, (2006):177-190.

Claman HN. Creativity and Illness. Christopher Smart and Samuel Johnson, The Pharos of A.O.A., Vol. 64(3): 4-7.

Holt, N. and C. Simmonds-Moore and S. Moore. (2008). Benign schizotypy: Investigating differences between clusters of schizotype on paranormal belief, creativity, intelligence and mental health. Proceedings of Presented Papers: The Parapsychological Association 51st Annual Convention, Winchester, UK (2008): 82-96.

Kyaga, Simon and Mikael Landén and Marcus Boman and Christina M. Hultman and Niklas Långström and Paul Lichtenstein. Mental illness, suicide and creativity: 40-Year prospective total population studyJournal of Psychiatric Research, (2012):1-8.

MacPherson, James S. and Steve W. Kelly. Creativity and positive schizotypy influence the conflict between science and religion. Personality and Individual Differences, Vol. 50(4), April (2011): 446-450.

Nelson, B. and D. Rawlings. Relating Schizotypy and Personality to the Phenomenology of Creativity. Oxford Journals Medicine Schizophrenia Bulletin, Vol. 36(2), (2010): 388-399.

Rock, Adam and Gavin Abbott and Nicolas Kambouropoulos. Altered Experience Mediates the Relationship between Schizotypy and Mood Disturbance during Shamanic-Like Journeying. Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 22(3), (2008): 371–384.

Sass, Louis Arnorsson and David Schuldberg. Creativity and the schizophrenia spectrum. Creativity Research Journal Volume 13(1). Original from Pennsylvania State University (2001). Digitized 15 Mar (2011): 136p.

Weinstein, S., & Graves, R. E.. Are creativity and schizotypy products of a right hemisphere bias? Brain and Cognition, 49, (2002): 138-151.

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