destinyland writes "New research suggests a genetic mutation linked to psychosis (and schizophrenia) could also be related to genius IQs. This supports the pscyhological theory that genius "blends intelligence with just the right amount of psychoticism" (which creates unconventional thinking). Evolution may even have favored schizophrenia and bipolar syndrome because the same gene also boosts creativity.
But one geneticist still believes exactly the opposite. "Madness is often madness — and doesn't have as much genetic association with intelligence."" Link to Original Source
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