When Do We Reach Our Creative Peaks?

A recent paper out of the Erasmus School of Economics in the Netherlands explored the lives of artists to estimate the average time most people reach their creative peaks. By collecting data from 221 famous painters of the 19th and 20th centuries, the paper's author — economist P.H. Franses — found that artists on… » 11/27/13 4:20pm 11/27/13 4:20pm

"Thinking About It Again, And Again, And Again": How Rumination May Link Art And Mental Illness

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…