Dopamine Connections May Link Creativity, Psychiatric Disorders

Roman philosopher Seneca once penned, “There is no great genius without a tincture of madness.” For centuries, philosophers and scientists have wondered about the nature of the relationship between creativity, a trait critical to genius, and psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. A recent study in the journal PLoS One suggests that the density of a certain type of dopamine receptor on the thalamus, a brain area linked to passing sensory information to the cerebral cortex, may play a role.

Reported by Kayt Sukel
The DANA Foundation

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