Notes on Music
4:27 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Asperger's Syndrome and Creativity

The pianist Glenn Gould, known for his various eccentricities, may have been afflicted with Asperger's Syndrome.
The pianist Glenn Gould, known for his various eccentricities, may have been afflicted with Asperger's Syndrome.

Asperger’s syndrome is a high-performing form of autism, wherein the person is rather socially inept but quite advanced in certain areas.

Creative people who have been linked to Asperger’s include Shakespeare, Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, Virginia Woolf, and musicians Glenn Gould, Mozart, and Beethoven.

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