“Expert analysis of the connections between extraordinary creativity,mental illness, intelligence, and the social environment… Andreasen leaves us with hope that the potential exists to enhance the creative capacity in our children and ourselves.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Andreasen writes with clarity and ease… She makes wonderful connections between the arts and the sciences.” —Nature
List of Illustrations
I. The Nature of Creativity: The Ingenious Human Brain
II. In Search of Xanadu: Understanding the Creative Person and the Creative Process
III. Reaching Xanadu: How Does the Brain Create?
IV. Genius and Insanity: Creativity and Brain Disease
V. What Creates the Creative Brain?
VI. Building Better Brains: Creativity and Brain Plasticity