Microdosing Psychedelics, indications that it might influence creativity

Recently, our paper got accepted in the journal Psychopharmacology. We looked at the effects of microdosing psychedelics in a natural setting, during a workshop of the Psycheledic Society Netherlands where their visitors would all take small doses of truffles, containing psilocybin. We had obtained the great opportunity to assess before, and after, intake of truffles, how some cognitive functions would change. We were limited to a few relatively simple tasks, due to time constraints and the lack of computers we could use. Also one downside to this study is that we couldn’t include a placebo group, as everyone during that workshop would use truffles. However, we did find some first indications of a selective effect on creativity.

You can find the preprint here. As soon as the (peer reviewed) journal article is online, I will link to it.
Interestingly, the paper has received a lot of media attention, including from the Volkskrant, The Scientific American, and the Dutch radio news channel Radio 1!

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