Food for creativity: tyrosine promotes deep thinking

  title={Food for creativity: tyrosine promotes deep thinking},
  author={L. Colzato and Annelies M. de Haan and B. Hommel},
  journal={Psychological Research},
  • L. Colzato, Annelies M. de Haan, B. Hommel
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological Research
  • Anecdotal evidence suggests that creative people sometimes use food to overcome mental blocks and lack of inspiration, but empirical support for this possibility is still lacking. In this study, we investigated whether creativity in convergent- and divergent-thinking tasks is promoted by the food supplement l-Tyrosine (TYR)—a biochemical precursor of dopamine, which is assumed to drive cognitive control and creativity. We found no evidence for an impact of TYR on divergent thinking… CONTINUE READING
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