[FOM] mental illness and FOM (was: Question)

hendrik@topoi.pooq.com hendrik at topoi.pooq.com
Fri Nov 28 07:46:33 EST 2008

On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 02:03:14PM -0800, Charles Silver wrote:
> 	My pure guess is that he was probably suffering from some degree of  
> mental illness even when he was young.   Yet, not only did this not  
> impair him, but it helped him mathematically.

Some forms of mental illness, specifically, obsessive-compulsive 
behaviour, may even act as a major motivation for the study of FOM.

-- hendrik

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