Brilliant and fascinating discussion about mental illness, creativity and intelligence with brilliant people/scientists, whom themself have a mental illness. The discussion is not only educational, but the three scientists also generously share their personal experiences of living with a mental illness.

So, watch, listen and contemplate. Enjoy Ler

 

"The notion of a “tortured genius” or “mad scientist” may be more than a romantic aberration. Research shows that bipolar disorder and schizophrenia correlate with high creativity and intelligence, raising tantalizing questions: What role does environment play in the path to mental illness? Are so-called mental defects being positively selected for in the gene pool? Where’s the line between gift and deficit? As studies mount supporting the storied link between special aptitudes and mental illnesses, science is reexamining the shifting spectrum between brilliance and madness."