It seems to be Guilford Pharmaceuticals day here. Sol Snyder, scientific founder of Guilford has this wonderful piece in the New England Journal:
NEJM — Seeking God in the Brain — Efforts to Localize Higher Brain Functions: “In seeking a general relationship between religious states, poetry, and music, Trimble ascribes all three to the right, nondominant side of the brain. He assumes that integration of the activity of the right-sided emotional brain with that of the left-sided analytic brain gives rise to the greatest intellectual achievements in the arts. I suspect that major advances in science, too, are the product of more than pure reason — in the finest scientists I have encountered, I have always detected a notable creative, artistic flair. ”
Can we be better scientists by practicing art? The specificity principle of general adaptation would suggest that scientists would be best practicing science like art.