Psychedelic Agents in Creative Problem-Solving: A Pilot Study

@article{Harman1966PsychedelicAI,
  title={Psychedelic Agents in Creative Problem-Solving: A Pilot Study},
  author={Willis W. Harman and R. H. Mckim and Robert E. Mogar and James Fadiman and Myron J. Stolaroff},
  journal={Psychological Reports},
  year={1966},
  volume={19},
  pages={211 - 227}
}
Based on the frequently reported similarities between creative and psychedelic (drug-induced, consciousness-expansion) experiences, a preliminary study was conducted to explore the effects of psychedelic agents (LSD-25, mescaline) on creative problem-solving ability. Twenty-seven professionally employed males were given a single psychedelic experience in 1 of 7 small groups (ns = 3 or 4) following extensive selection and preparatory procedures. This drug-induced problem-solving session was… 
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