Study: Moody Neurotics are more Likely to be Creative Geniuses

The Independent reports on research by Adam Perkins of King’s College London. The crux:

A “panic button” in the amygdala, a key emotional centre in the brain, is believed to trigger an inappropriate fear response after perceived threats are conjured up in the brain’s medial prefrontal cortex. “High scorers on neuroticism have a highly active imagination, which acts as a built-in threat generator,” said Dr Perkins.

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