Stuck in a box

Here comes another off the wall study, one this time that would connect schizophrenia to creativity. Knowing how results are so often skewed in studies of this sort, due to a dismissal of factors involved, such as the effects of psychiatric drugs on the brains of the patients being studied, I’m not blown away by this one at all. The article was Mental illness, creativity link discovered. I loved the following quote though.

“Thinking outside the box might be facilitated by having a somewhat less intact box,” Live Science quoted study researcher Fredrik Ullen, of the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, as saying.

“Not thinking outside the box might be facilitated by having a somewhat less intact brain,” was my immediate response to the suggestion.

Now it’s produced a vision for me of all these studious psychiatry researchers with less than intact brains. All their studies are being directed towards having their thoughts fit little boxes. I’m further envisioning a beatnik of old, and he’s drawing with his finger a square in the air.

Breasts, hills, buttocks, buttresses, arches, domes, pulse, and eddy; well, you get the picture, don’t you? If so, maybe it’s a little early to get yourself measured for a coffin.