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New research shows a possible explanation for the link between mental health and creativity. By studying receptors in the brain, researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have managed to show that the dopamine system in healthy, highly creative people is similar in some respects to that seen in people with schizophrenia. High creative skills have been shown to be somewhat more common in people who have mental illness in the family. Creativity is also linked to a slightly higher risk of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
By Daily Mail Reporter Created 4:03 PM on 24th March 2011 A 12-year-old child prodigy has astounded university professors after grappling with some of the most advanced concepts in mathematics. Jacob Barnett has an IQ of 170 - higher than Albert Einstein - and is now so far advanced in his Indiana university studies that professors are lining him up for a PHD research role.
First off, you may be surprised to find that Albert Einstein is not included on this list. The reason is that I have used a table of IQ estimates for historical geniuses to determine the members and order of this list, and Einstein’s IQ (around 160) did not make the grade. Despite that, he is still the first person to pop in to most people’s minds when thinking of a genius. Having said that, here is a list of the ten greatest geniuses in history. 10. Madame De Stael IQ: 180 Wikipedia
(created: 04/21/1998) (maintenance: 01/17/2005) This page is dedicated to some of the greatest minds of all time.
Is it possible to be too smart? Maybe. History is full of insane geniuses, humans who mentally put the pedal to the metal--and sometimes through the floor. Here are seven brilliant men who seemingly over-revved the neurological engine, who watched as the gearbox and chassis of their brains flew off onto the roadside...and kept on accelerating. Pythagoras, Greek Mathematician, around 575 -500 B.C. The Genius:
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Laurence Kim Peek (November 11, 1951 – December 19, 2009) was an American savant . Known as a "megasavant", [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] he had an exceptional memory , but he also experienced social difficulties, possibly resulting from a developmental disability related to congenital brain abnormalities. He was the inspiration for the character of Raymond Babbitt, played by Dustin Hoffman in the movie Rain Man . Unlike Babbitt, who had savant syndrome , Peek probably also had FG syndrome . [ 4 ] [ 5 ] [ edit ] Early life