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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (146 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nancy C. Andreasen Narrator: Kate Readin Publisher: Dana Press Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In a fascinating tour of creativity and the brain, Nancy Andreasen, professor of psychiatry at the University of Iowa and the winner of the National Medal of Science, explores how the human brain achieves creative breakthroughs--in art, literature, music, and science--the role of genes and environment, extraordinary creativity vs. ordinary creativity, and the question of genius and insanity.

She examines what extraordinary creators have said about creating and how their insights reflect particular qualities of creative people, and she includes her fascinating interview with the playwright Neil Simon, in which he described how his mind and brain work. This book offers insight into what creates the creative brain as well as advice to nurture creativity in both children and adults. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brandon Geurts | 12/21/2012

    " This book is interesting. One of the major problems with it, however, is that it seems to oversimplify a very complex subject. Creativity is not really measured in peaks and troughs. Still, it's a good attempt at covering an obscure subject in neuroscience. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tammye42 Buchinski | 8/15/2012

    " Just starting will add more as I go, a fascinating approach to the new ways of learning! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by InYourFaceNewYorker | 5/2/2012

    " An interesting look at the human brain and creativity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Anna Esckelson | 1/6/2012

    " Not a big believer in macro evolution. Aside from that, interesting study of brain creativity, good refresher of brain functions and some fascinating links between genius and mental illness. "

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