Posted by boBB on May 10, 2000, at 0:04:48
In reply to Re: creativity, posted by DC on May 9, 2000, at 23:32:55
I can't beleive this site has self-selected for people who do not know the use of stimulunts pervades creative circles. There are other ways, to be sure, like NOT WRITING, because CREATIVITY IS AN ADDICTION, and if humans would just CREATE LESS we would leave a lot more room for the rest of life to express itself.
Anyway, creativity is the product of fluid thought. Stimulants basically jump start NOR-E networks, often along lines not usually realized in response to external experiential stimulus. The anecdotal experiences posted here read more like a homework assignment for a fifth grade DARE class than like research. Lets see some objective studies about the creative effect of stimulants and other neurotropics. And lets do away with the culturally biased "licit/illicit" labels and deal with them as what they are - stimulants, amenergic agents, Sympathamemetics, whatever.
P.S. I write for a living. What a waste of a good mammal's life!