Behavioural Sciences

This is how creative people's brains work differently

The shadow of a child is seen while he paints during a painting competition organized to mark World Down's Syndrome Day in Kathmandu March 21, 2011. Down's Syndrome is the most common genetic cause of mental retardation, occurring in 1 out of 700 live births worldwide. Down's occurs when a child has three copies of chromosome 21 instead of the normal two. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) - GM1E73L1IJD01

Findings indicate that the creative brain is “wired” differently. Image: REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Roger Beaty
Postdoctoral Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience, Harvard University
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