Tuesday, February 23, 2010

You don't have to be bipolar to be a genius – but it helps

So basically, this article talks about how scientist now have actual proof behind the famous Aristotle quote, "there is no great genius without a mixture of madness". Basically there was a study done that found it four times more likely for the higher scoring children to later develop bipolar disorder than average scoring children. It also discovered that bipolar disorder is more likely with high scores in language, humanities, and the arts, etc and less in math and science. Now, like all correlative studies like this one, you have to remember that correlation does not mean causation necessarily. And, the majority of people in the higher scoring category enjoy normal mental health. But its an interesting thought.

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