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July 18, 2009

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Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2009 17:13:41 +0100 (BST)
From: james morris <>
Reply-To: NetBehaviour for networked distributed creativity
Subject: [NetBehaviour] Artistic tendencies linked to 'schizophrenia gene'

15:58 16 July 2009 by Ewen Callaway

We're all familiar with the stereotype of the tortured artist. Salvador
Dali's various disorders and Sylvia Plath's depression spring to mind.
Now new research seems to show why: a genetic mutation linked to
psychosis and schizophrenia also influences creativity.
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