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Bipolar Disorder and Creativity (8 of 8)

There have been a number of studies that have shown elevated rates of mood disorders, depression and manic-depression among artists and creative people Cay Jameson and our Johns Hopkins psychiatry faculty has written a book about this, “Touched with Fire”, manic-depressive illness in the artistic temperaments, where she summarizes it out of the research that’s […]

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The Molecule of More: Dopamine with Daniel Z. Lieberman, MD, and Michael E. Long (SOP76)

Kaitlin Luna: Welcome to Speaking of Psychology, a biweekly podcast from the American Psychological Association. I’m your host, Kaitlin Luna. The topic for this episode is dopamine. It’s known as the chemical of love, sex, creativity and addiction. Dopamine always wants more. It pushes us to achieve greatness but can also lead to our downfall. […]

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Bipolar link to creativity and being intellectually gifted?

[Norman Swan] Bipolar disorder is one of the most misunderstood and least well recognised of all mental illnesses. It comes in various forms. But basically it’s a cycling between deep and dark depression and elated moods, which can extend to flamboyance and frankly delusional behaviour. Now, there is a belief that bipolar disorder is linked […]

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How Nature Has Already Beat Cancer | Carlo Maley | TEDxASU

Translator: Tanya Cushman Reviewer: Peter van de Ven Thank you. It’s a real pleasure to be here. I’m here to tell you today that nature has beat cancer 12 times. Now, I’m at the Biodesign Institute. I know, gob-stopping, right? (Laughter) I’m at the Biodesign Institute, and the whole idea behind the Biodesign Institute is […]

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Fashion has a pollution problem — can biology fix it? | Natsai Audrey Chieza

You’re watching the life cycle of a Streptomyces coelicolor. It’s a strain of bacteria that’s found in the soil where it lives in a community with other organisms, decomposing organic matter. Coelicolor is a beautiful organism. A powerhouse for synthesizing organic chemical compounds. It produces an antibiotic called actinorhodin, which ranges in color from blue […]

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