A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.
cartographic grounds: projecting the landscape imaginary
“The drawing of a parallel between cartography and architecture is instructive. Each lies in the field of the practical arts; each is older than history; and each, since its beginnings, has been more or less under the control of its consumers.”— Arthur H. Robinson, The Look of Maps, 1952
“Strong sense, united to delicate sentiment, improved by practice, perfected by comparison, and cleared of all prejudice, can alone entitle critics to this valuable, aesthetic judgment; and the joint verdict of such, wherever they are to be found, is the true standard of taste and beauty.”—David Hume, “Of the Standard of Taste”