“There is no great genius without some touch of madness.” – Aristotle
Since ancient times, creative genius and perceived insanity have been two sides of the same coin. After all, some of the greatest artistic and academic minds of our time have famously been plagued by some sort of madness: Van Gogh, Michelangelo, Schumann, and John Nash among them.
But is this link just coincidence, and is a bit of lunacy the price we pay for genius? Some researchers now believe the answer lies in science.