Midnighthypothesis Posted July 11, 2019 Share Posted July 11, 2019 Do people who are more intelligent crave stimulation, at all? But I have always wondered if this is why intelligent people are more likely to use drugs, specifically cannabis and stimulants. If the brain craves stimulation and its not getting it, as would be common with high intelligence, it would get that stimulation from stimulants, especially amphetamines and MDMA, as intelligent people have shown to be more likely to use. I am curious to see a study that looks at the correlation between individuals who participate in raves and IQ. If the IQ of "ravers" is higher than the general population, that could support the hypothesis, as raves tend to be drug and stimulation packed, which would mean intelligent people should be driven to them, if the hypothesis is true. The problem with the studies that have been made so far is that they havent asked WHY the drugs were used. Was it bordem? Coping? Thrill seeking? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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