Authors: Alice BainWhy are creatives so damn strange? Researchers wanted to know, so they investigated...and what they found was that creative people have fewer automatic filters on their thoughts than "normals" (if anyone can really be said to be normal, that is). There are some parallels between creative thought and schizotypy, but creatives still retain the ability to focus and avoid the ceaseless wandering through dreamland suffered by the mentally ill.
Scientific American reports.
The Unleashed Mind: Why Creative People Are Eccentric