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Great quote, Rick!

On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 10:20 AM, Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com> wrote:
> I agree that filtering is a lot better in the mix than in the brain!
> Working hard now to shut down my dopamine so I can fit in with the
> freakshow in Santa Cruz next month :-)
> Thanks for the link, very interesting reading! BTW, the research
> center in the article is just around the corner from where I'm typing
> this.
> Greetings from Sweden
> Per Boysen
> www.boysen.se
> www.perboysen.com
> www.looproom.com internet music hub
> On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 11:03 AM, Rick Walker <looppool@cruzio.com> wrote:
>> Fascinating new Swedish study (Karolinska Institutet)
>> shows correlation between the Dopamine systems in highly creative 
>> people and
>> schizophrenics.
>> This is just a quote from the article:
>> http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100518064610.htm#.TmOpG3e-074.facebook
>> The study shows that highly creative people who did well on the 
>> divergent
>> tests had a lower density of
>> D2 receptors in the thalamus than less creative people," says Dr Ullén.
>> "Schizophrenics are also known
>> to have low D2 density in this part of the brain, suggesting a cause of 
>> the
>> link between mental illness
>> and creativity."
>> The thalamus serves as a kind of relay centre, filtering information 
>> before
>> it reaches areas of the cortex,
>> which is responsible, amongst other things, for cognition and
>> reasoning."Fewer D2 receptors in the thalamus
>> probably means a lower degree of signal filtering, and thus a higher 
>> flow of
>> information from the thalamus,"
>> says Dr Ullén, and explains that this could a possible mechanism behind 
>> the
>> ability of healthy highly creative
>> people to see numerous uncommon connections in a problem-solving 
>> situation
>> and the bizarre associations
>> found in the mentally ill.
>> <and I LOVE this quote>
>> "Thinking outside the box might be facilitated by having a somewhat less
>> intact box,"
>>                                                says Dr Ullén about his 
>> new
>> findings.