The Creative Brain
The Science of Genius
By (author) Nancy C. Andreasen
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Creative Brain by Nancy C. Andreasen
Book DescriptionShakespeare, Mozart, Einstein - how did these geniuses create such magnificent and highly original works? Were their brains different from those of ordinary people? Using modern neuroscience together with first-person accounts of creative breakthroughs from artists and scientists such as Mozart, Henri Poincare and Neil Simon, The Creative Brain illuminates where extraordinary creativity comes from. She also explores the link between creativity and mental illness, and shows how all of us can enhance our creativity through mental exercises.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780452287815
(214mm x 140mm x 12mm)
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 12-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Nancy C. Andreasen
Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry, Paperback (April 2014)
The book provides a comprehensive introduction to the field both for students new to psychiatry and for students who are studying for their board exams.
New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry, Paperback (February 2012)
The award winning 'New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry' is one of the leading reference works in this field. Bringing together over 200 chapters from the leading figures in the discipline, it presents a comprehensive account of clinical psychiatry, with reference to its scientific basis and to the patient's perspective throughout
Creating Brain, Hardback (December 2005)
Describes how extraordinary creativity develops in the human brain. The author explains here how the brain produces creative break-throughs in art, literature, and science, revealing that creativity is not the same thing as intelligence. She also scrutinizes the complex factors involved in the development of creativity.
Research Advances in Genetics and Genomics, Paperback (December 2004)» View all books by Nancy C. Andreasen
Research Advances in Genetics and Genomics: Implications for Psychiatry introduces mental health professionals to exciting breakthroughs in endophenotypes, animal models, microarrays, and genetic mapping, as well as general strategies for identifying the genetic mechanisms of mental illnesses.
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Author Biography - Nancy C. Andreasen
Nancy Andreasen is the Andrew H. Woods Chair of Psychiatry and director of the Mental Health Clinical Research Center at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. She served for twelve years as the editor in chief of the American Journal of Psychiatry and has authored or edited fifteen books, including The Broken Brain and Brave New Brain. She was awarded the National Medal of Science by President Clinton in 2000.
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