Microdose Journal: Psychedelics and creativity
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Psychedelics and creativity
The aim of this study was to explore the effects of microdosing psychedelics on creative problem-solving. We observed an increase in divergent idea generation on theAUT, as evidenced by a significant increase in fluency, flexi-bility, and originality scores, as well as an increase in conver-gent thinking on the PCT after intake of a microdose of magic truffles. Given that scores of fluid intelligence did not change between the two measurement time-points, while we did ob-serve change in scores in the creativity domain, it is possible that microdosing targets creativity performance, but not moregeneral analytic cognition. These findings are in line with earlier studies finding positive effects of high doses of psy-chedelics on creative performance...
Taken together, our results suggest that consuming a microdose of truffles allowed partici-
pants to create more out-of-the-box alternative solutions for aproblem, thus providing preliminary support for the assump-tion that microdosing improves divergent thinking. Moreover,we also observed an improvement of convergent thinking, that is, increased performance on a task that requires the conver-gence on one single correct or best solution