Mad Genius or Bad Science

Ireland“As we build up towards next June’s Symposium we’ll be running a number of occasional posts on the theme of ‘creativity’. To kick the series off, where better to start than with one of the most prevalent myths, that of the ‘mad genius’? In a paper published in May’s edition of Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts, Judith Schlesinger (psychologist and Jazz afficionado – there seems to be a distinct subgroup of such people) exposes the weaknesses of this idea by tracing back recurring references to their original source …” (more)

[Summa cum laude, 29 July]

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