- a greater number of glial cells for each neurone, suggesting that Einstein's brain needed and used more energy.
- an unusual pattern of grooves in an area thought to be involved in mathematical skills. It was 15 percent wider than the other brains, suggesting that the combined effect of the differences may be better connections between nerve cells involved in mathematical abilities.
- an enlarged left inferior and—unlike most human beings—undivided parietal lobe
'If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.'
'We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.'
'The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.'
'Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.'
'Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.'
'I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.'
I find the significance of the imagination, a fascinating topic to explore particularly because it's something so unique and individual but also, unrestricted and spontaneous. There's also the line between madness and genius that seems to be a reoccurring theme....
I find the significance of the imagination, a fascinating topic to explore particularly because it's something so unique and individual but also, unrestricted and spontaneous.
There's also the line between madness and genius that seems to be a reoccurring theme....
or just mad?
Do all creative individuals have slightly 'abnormal' brains?
Is great creative ability a stroke of genius or a stroke or madness????
Like Einstein, examples of other 'Creative Geniuses', writers, painters and composers who all sufferd from mental illness back up this theory:
Vincent Van Gogh
Edgar Allan Poe
Sir Isaac Newton
Does this mean that us creatives are very likely to suffer from a mental breakdown?
that's nice to know.