In this cool episode of To the Best of Our Knowledge, there are four segments on creativity, but the first one - with psychedelic pioneer James Fadiman - is by far my favorite.
Suppose there's a pill that would dramatically boost your creativity. Would you take it? Psychologist Jim Fadiman says that pill exists. It's the powerful hallucinogen LSD. Fadiman describes a remarkable experiment showing how psychedelics enhanced the creativity of senior scientists.
Could LSD boost your creativity? Yes, says psychologist Jim Fadiman, a pioneer in psychedelics research and one of the founders of the transpersonal psychology movement.
Singer/Songwriter Suzzy Roche talks about channeling her creativity from writing songs to writing her debut novel, 'Wayward Saints."
Austin Kleon talks about his book, "Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative."
Poet and writer Kenneth Goldsmith talks about his "Uncreative Writing" course in which students are penalized for showing any originality and creativity. Goldsmith is the author of "Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age."