Month: April 2008

Latest Housing Stats and My Back of the Envelope Number Crunching

The key numbers and what they mean:


Odd Behavior And Creativity May Go Hand-in-hand

Another interesting article along the lines of this one on Dyslexia and Entrepreneurs.

Sep. 7, 2005
Odd Behavior And Creativity May Go Hand-in-hand

These images summarize the results of near infrared spectroscopy scans of schizotypes, schizophrenics and normal controls during divergent thinking tasks. Image (a) illustrates where the probe holder was placed for the brain scan. Image (b) shows the increase in oxyhemoglobin, which corresponds to an increase in brain activity, that occurred in both the right and left hemispheres of all three groups. Image (c) shows the increase in oxyhemoglobin in the right hemisphere of schizotypes compared to normal controls, while image (d) illustrates the much greater activation in schizotypes over schizophrenics. Image (e), which compares the different reaction of schizophrenics and normal controls, shows no difference between the two groups. (Courtesy of Park Lab)

ScienceDaily (Sep. 7, 2005) —

Often viewed as a hindrance, having a quirky or socially awkward approach to life may be the key to becoming a great artist, composer or inventor.