How Ovulation Affects Your Creativity (Even If You're a Guy)

A women's menstrual cycle can affect more than just the way she feels physically and emotionally. The hormone changes might also influence creativity, with research suggesting the phases before and during ovulation can spur creativity—in both women and the men around them. » 4/15/14 7:51pm 4/15/14 7:51pm

Science Connects Mental Illness And Creativity

Researchers have found that a key brain system is similar in creative, mentally healthy people and people with schizophrenia, bolstering the notion that the factors that contribute to mental illness may also confer benefits. » 5/18/10 2:00pm 5/18/10 2:00pm

"Thinking About It Again, And Again, And Again": How Rumination May Link …

Here's some news that may leave you emotionally conflicted and intellectually uncertain: several studies have found a link between creativity and bipolar disorder. According to CNN » 10/09/08 6:20pm 10/09/08 6:20pm, a study by Stanford psychologist Terrence Ketter showed bipolar patients scoring up to 50 percent higher on "creativity tests" than a…

In Defense of Depression

I have never been an exceedingly happy person. For those people who (offline) found me chipper or perky, well, I'm sorry, but I was probably faking it. On the other hand, I've studied two instruments, 3 languages, 5 or 6 different types of dance and I left a promising mainstream job to write for a living. The times in… » 2/04/08 6:00pm 2/04/08 6:00pm