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Picture of Creativity, a Profile for Our Species

Creativity, a Profile for Our Species

Social and Neurocognitive Issues

Author(s): Jorge Colombo

Book Description

This volume presents a number of profound reflections on the brain and mind, their evolution and cultural dependence as expressed in oscillating trends between creativity and domestication, and their impact on our collective future. It contains a critical history of the search for the correlation between the brain and the mind, and forges culturally-dependent constructions of icons in the arts and sciences. The book also charts the evolution of existing conceptions of the nature of mind and talent, and discusses the search for a localization of particular talents in the brain.

In addition, the text delves into the historical analysis of the brains of historical icons such as Descartes, Mayakovski, Lenin, and Einstein. The latter is uniquely analyzed through the author’s direct experience with the analysis of Einstein’s brain tissue. Renowned artistic talents such as Mozart, van Gogh, Ravel, and Goethe and their alleged mental disturbances are also reviewed. A general conclusion is then provided to discuss the need of promoting creativeness at early stages of human development, and the restraining effect of poverty.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-4420-8
ISBN-10: 1-5275-4420-6
Date of Publication: 02/02/2020
Pages / Size: 158 / A5
Price: £58.99


Jorge A. Colombo, MD, PhD, is former Principal Investigator Neuroscientist at the Argentine National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), and the founder and Director Emeritus of the Unit of Applied Neurobiology of the Center for Medical Education and Clinical Research, Argentina. He conducted his postdoctoral studies at the Brain Research Institute and Department of Anatomy at the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a former Associate and tenured Full Professor at the College of Medicine of the University of South Florida. He is a former Fellow of DAAD and the A. von Humboldt Foundation (Germany), the Ford Foundation and NIH (USA), and the British Royal Society, and served as Visiting Professor at a number of European Research Institutes. He is the author of a number of journal articles and books in the field of neurosciences.