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3.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 5 3.77 (13 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nancy C. Andreasen Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: Dana Press Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 12/27/2011

    " I thought it was very well done and laid out some interesting ideas on an area that has been under studied. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 8/14/2011

    " This book was very interesting-carefully examines on a neurological level and the effects of environment, genetics, etc. to result in the highly creative individual. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dana Ream | 4/4/2011

    " Though this book has flaws, it does explore an important aspect of the mind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 9/16/2010

    " This was okay, but rather derivative and unfocused. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 6/19/2010

    " The author describes parts of the brain and explains that there is some connection to mental illness and creativity. She also describes what kind of environment is needed for a creative brain and what you can do to add more gray matter to your brain, even at my age :-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine Woodman | 5/14/2010

    " Not completely thought out--well written but sparsely sprinkled with connections "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dana | 8/24/2009

    " Though this book has flaws, it does explore an important aspect of the mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 5/29/2008

    " This book was very interesting-carefully examines on a neurological level and the effects of environment, genetics, etc. to result in the highly creative individual. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammye42 | 3/12/2008

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

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