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Reconciling the mutation-selection balance model with the schizotypy-creativity connection

  • Daniel Nettle (a1)
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  • Published online: 09 November 2006

Keller & Miller (K&M) make a persuasive case for the role of mutation-selection balance in the persistence of such disorders as schizophrenia. However, there is evidence relating illness liability to creativity, which seems to imply balancing selection. I argue for a hybrid position, where schizotypal personality traits can have fitness advantages or disadvantages, with mutational load and neurodevelopmental conditions determining which outcome is observed.

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