Heather Berlin on the Link Between Genius and Disorder - 92Y, New York

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Heather Berlin on the Link Between Genius and Disorder

Mar 4, 2015

New York Times columnist Carl Zimmer asks Heather Berlin about the research that illuminates our understanding of genius. There's a societal conflation between madness and genius that Berlin says is unnecessary, yet there is truth in that highly successful, creative people may benefit from the byproducts of disorders like OCD. She also recalls what she learned from viewing Einstein's brain.

Produced in partnership with Big Think for 92Y's 7 Days of Genius.


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