As part of Big Think's partnership with 92Y's Seven Days of Genius series, New York Times columnist Carl Zimmer asks Heather Berlin about the research that illuminates our understanding of genius.
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Neuroscientist Heather Berlin explains current research into creative "flow states", examining what happens in the brain when rappers and jazz musicians improvise.
"There is no great harm in the theorist who makes up a new theory to fit a new event. But the theorist who starts with a false theory and then sees everything as making it come true is the most dangerous enemy of...
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