Scientists Find Link Between Synthetic Dopamine and “Obsessive” Creativity

July 23rd, 2014

Works created by Parkinson's Patients, via The AtlanticA new study has found an interesting link between a synthetic dopamine used to treat Parkinson’s Disease, and sudden bouts of intense creativity. “I started painting from morning till night, and often all through the night until morning. I used countless numbers of brushes at a time. I used knives, forks, sponges … I would gouge open tubes of paint–it was everywhere,” says one patient.  “But I was still in control at that point. Then, I started painting on the walls, the furniture, even the washing machine.” 

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