Carole Brooks Platt, Ph.D. , taught French language and literature for over twenty years. Now an independent scholar, she uses neuroscience regarding enhanced right-hemispheric processing to explain how great 19th- and 20th- century poets accessed dissociative creativity. Her theory accents genetic predisposition, childhood traumas, voracious reading and collaborative techniques with partners. She has been published in literary journals, Gnosis, The Jaynesian, Clio's Psyche, and the Journal of Consciousness Studies. She presented this research at the Toward a Science of Consciousness and Julian Jaynes conferences in June 2013 and is in the final stages of writing a book on the subject. www.carolebrooksplatt.com.