Is it time to revisit the role of psychedelic drugs in enhancing human creativity?

  title={Is it time to revisit the role of psychedelic drugs in enhancing human creativity?},
  author={Ben Sessa},
  journal={Journal of Psychopharmacology},
  pages={821 - 827}
  • B. Sessa
  • Published 28 February 2008
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Psychopharmacology
Human creativity is difficult to define and measure, but it is undoubtedly an important cognitive process. This makes it an interesting challenge for modern neuroscientific exploration — especially given the current interest in developing cognitive enhancers for commercial and clinical uses. There are similarities between the typical traits of creative people and the subjective psychological characteristics of the psychedelic (hallucinogenic) drug experience. This phenomenon was studied in a… 

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