October 2019

Can Tiny Doses of Magic Mushrooms Improve Creativity?

A new study suggests that 'microdoses' of psychedelics can induce a state of unconstrained thought, without the "bad trips" that come with high doses. Participants were given three tasks before and after they consumed an average 0.37 grams of dried truffles. Those who took a small amount had more creative problem solving ideas. The findings are in line with studies that found high doses of psychedelics can enhance creative performance. The research was led by Luisa Prochazkova from Leiden University in the Netherlands. Dr. Prochazkova, via 'The Daily Mail'