some excerpts from an article on creativity
Background and purpose: Creative drive and enhanced artistic-like production may
emerge in patients with Parkinsons disease (PD) during dopaminergic therapy.
However, it has not been described to date whether this artistic-like production results
from dopaminergic drugs triggering innate skills or it could be considered as a
repeated behavior possibly associated with impulse control disorders (ICDs).
Conclusions: Our study suggests that newly acquired artistic-like production in
patients with PD is not associated with impulsivity or ICDs. Artistic-like production
might represent the emerging of innate skills in a subset of predisposed patients with
PD on dopaminergic therapy.
The form of art presented by patients was
mainly drawings/paintings (n = 15/18, 83%), sculptures
(n = 5/18, 28%), and poetry/novels (n = 9/18,
50%); 14 cases (78%) showed more than one skill
(mainly writing plus drawing/painting). The quality of
artistic production was variable, ranging from good
quality (some of them sold their artcrafts and/or published
their books) to pretty poor quality.
That is most interesting. Thanks turnip.
Think I am going to throw in the towel for a bit! Should it be a jubilee or an Olympic one?