Friday, April 06, 2007

On the new book shelf: The Creating Brain

The Creating Brain: The Neuroscience of Genius, by Nancy C. Andreasan, is now on the new book shelf. Author of two other books in the science library, this latest title by Andreasan has been reviewed in a number of scholarly sources and by readers on

Writing in Applied Cognitive Psychology Dec. 2006, Daniel Nettle writes:

"Andreasen’s book is aimed at the general reader, and it gives accessible overviews of some basics of neuroscience, and of the psychology of creativity. The latter she distinguishes from intelligence, and she characterises it, drawing on both personal accounts by creators and psychological studies, in terms of divergent, associative, often unconscious processes. She also neatly reviews the evidence for relationships between psychopathology and creativity, particularly the high rates of affective disorder found amongst artists and writers." [from the article in the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center, available to OhioLINK users only]

Find other published reviews by searching the title of the book and "review" in Science Citation Index general search.