Creativity enhancement can be described as a perceived increase in one's capabilities to perform tasks which involve either the production of creative output or complex problem-solving skills. This component is particularly useful to artists of any sort as it can help remove a creative block and generally increase one's inspiration. The experience of this effect is often amplified and maintained by other accompanying cognitive effects such as thought connectivity, motivation enhancement, personal bias suppression, analysis enhancement and thought acceleration.
A well-known example of psychedelic creativity enhancement comes from the Nobel Prize winning chemist Dr. Kary Mullis, who invented a method for copying DNA segments known as the PCR is quoted as saying:
This effect is primarily induced by hallucinogenic drugs such as LSD, psilocin, and cannabis, but it can also occur on stimulants and other substances.
Compounds which may cause this effect commonly include:
1P-LSD, 2-Fluorodeschloroketamine, 2C-B, 2C-B-FLY, 2C-E, 2C-P, 3-MeO-PCE, 3-MeO-PCMo, 3-MeO-PCP, 4-AcO-DMT, 4-HO-MET, 4-MeO-PCP, 6-APB, 6-APDB, ALD-52, Ayahuasca, Bromo-DragonFLY, Cannabis, Deschloroketamine, DXM, LSD, LSZ, Lisdexamfetamine, MDA, MDEA, MDMA, MDPV, Mescaline, MXE, MiPT, O-PCE, PCE, PCP, Prolintane, Psilocin, Psilocybin mushrooms
Documentation written by Josie Kins