When we enhance cognition with Adderall, do we sacrifice creativity? A preliminary study

  title={When we enhance cognition with Adderall, do we sacrifice creativity? A preliminary study},
  author={Martha J. Farah and Caroline A Haimm and Geena Mary V Sankoorikal and Anjan Chatterjee},
Adderall (mixed amphetamine salts) is used by healthy normal individuals to enhance attention. Research with healthy normal participants and those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder indicate a possible inverse relationship between attentional function and creativity. This raises the possibility that Adderall could decrease creativity in people using it for cognitive enhancement. This study was designed to find out whether Adderall impairs creativity in healthy young adults. In a… CONTINUE READING
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