Vincent Van Gogh suffered from temporal lobe epilepsy.

Temporal Lobe Epilepsy – A short cut to genius or the price we pay for being human?


The mysterious link between temporal lobe epilepsy and creativity uncovered

Vincent Van Gogh, Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens, Aristotle, and Socrates are just a few of the famous historical figures reported to have had epilepsy. What, exactly, is the link between temporal lobe epilepsy and greatness?

This article formed the centre piece of my degree in Creative Writing with Media Writing. Contributors include some well known sufferers, along with world renowned creativity expert Mark Beeman. (Who featured on the BBC Horizon programme about creative insight.)

Read the full article and bibliography here.