Decreased latent inhibition is associated with increased creative achievement in high-functioning individuals.

@article{Carson2003DecreasedLI,
  title={Decreased latent inhibition is associated with increased creative achievement in high-functioning individuals.},
  author={S. Carson and Jordan B. Peterson and D. M. Higgins},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2003},
  volume={85 3},
  pages={
          499-506
        }
}
Reductions in latent inhibition (LI), the capacity to screen from conscious awareness stimuli previously experienced as irrelevant, have been generally associated with the tendency towards psychosis. However, "failure" to screen out previously irrelevant stimuli might also hypothetically contribute to original thinking, particularly in combination with high IQ. Meta-analysis of two studies, conducted on youthful high-IQ samples. demonstrated that high lifetime creative achievers had… Expand
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