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Old 09-29-2011, 01:11 PM   #436
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For example, if mushrooms act as a stimulant for creativity and have long lasting effects, does this mean that a couple months/weeks down the road when you're thinking about a new idea it will benefit from the creativity enhancement effect? Or instead, if there's been an idea you've been working and couldn't quite complete, your brain while on the mushrooms would experience an a-ha moment that wouldn't have happened unless your were under the influence.
IMO creativity is lateral thinking, finding a connection between two ideas that would normally have nothing in common, and it's been scientifically proven via fMRI and EEG that all psychedelics activate the area of the brain responsible for novelty. This can manifest in many different ways: something trivial and mundane becomes infinitely more interesting, something that normally brings comfort might send you into a panic attack, or you might look at/think about an idea or object and make a novel connection to another idea/object. In short: they aid in looking at/thinking about things from different perspectives.
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