THE POWER OF DIFFERENT: the link between disorder and genius by Gail Saltz, MD

November 29th, 2017 by Goshen Public Library Leave a reply »

power of differentThe Power of Different is a powerful examination of the connection between the potential for great talent and condition commonly thought to be “disabilities”—revealing how the source of our struggles can be the origin of our greatest strengths.

Psychiatrist and best-selling author Gail Saltz examines the latest scientific discoveries, profiles famous geniuses who had been diagnosed with all manner of brain”problems”—including learning disabilities, ADD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder schizophrenia, & autism—& tells the stories of lay individuals to demonstrate how specific deficits in certain areas of the brain are directly associated with the potential for great talent.

Saltz shows how the very conditions that cause people to experience difficulty in school, in social situations, at home, or at work, are inextricably bound to creative, disciplinary, artistic,empathetic,& cognitive abilities.  In this pioneering work, readers will find engaging scientific research & stories from historical geniuses & everyday individuals who have not only made the most of their conditions but also have flourished because of them.

Enlightening and inspiring, The Power of  Different proves that the unique wiring of every brain can be a source of strength & productivity, and contributes to the richness of our world.

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