Psychedelics and holistic thinking: a tool for science

This commentary paper (2010) matches the tone of Sessa (2008) that also argued that psychedelics and creativity should be studied again.

Abstract

“Psychedelic drugs have been miscategorised in the UK and the US as being among the most harmful and warranting no medical investigation. Likewise, users of psychedelic drugs are falsely stereotyped as disorganised and delusional. Conversely, psychedelics have been used by leaders in a number of fields to aid creative problem-solving. This may be due to the psychedelic substances aiding dissolution of cognitive boundaries and temporarily allowing the individual to escape their reality tunnel. This aid to problem-solving may be just what we need to solve the complex problems facing us today.”

Author: Cameron Adams

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