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5 Facts about Cannabis That Will Make You Smarter

By | February 16th, 2016|Categories: Brain Power, Psychology & Health, Weird & Unbelievable Facts|Tags: , , , , , , , |

After several decades of being a taboo, the image of cannabis is finally being reconsidered. Using cannabis in a healthy way can provide you with mental and spiritual benefits. Of course, any misuse of the plant would be a loss of time. Let’s have a look at these five facts about cannabis that can make [...]

UK Scientists Are Exploring the Health Benefits of Psychedelic Drugs

By | March 18th, 2015|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

We’ve always been warned about the psychological and physical side effects of using psychoactive drugs, but UK scientists are now conducting studies with these drugs to explore their abilities in helping cure various mental health problems. Scientists have reported that cannabis has shown positive potential for helping treat ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and insomnia. [...]

Daily Marijuana Use Doesn’t Cause Brain Abnormalities, New Study Finds

By | February 11th, 2015|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

With all the talk about daily marijuana usage, it is no wonder we are all confused. Is it detrimental to our mental health, or is it no different, even possibly healthier, than cigarettes? There are so many questions still left unanswered, but new tests give reason to believe that marijuana doesn’t really affect the brain [...]

Chronic Pot Smoking Shrinks the Brain But Increases Its Connectivity

By | November 19th, 2014|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

One of the most controversial topics in the world is raising new questions for society. Chronic pot smoking: is it safe or is it detrimental to the health? Well, the truth is, there are effects of smoking marijuana, other than increased appetite and euphoric states of pleasure. There are negative affects to this habit, this [...]

Cannabis: a Misunderstood Plant That Could Save the Planet

By | May 5th, 2014|Categories: Earth, Medicine & Genetics|Tags: , , , , , |

Many people have a confusion regarding the different varieties of cannabis and thousands of different uses of this plant around the world. The results of ignorance and misinformation lead thousands of people to jail, boost organized crime and deprive the state and citizens of an important source of revenue. Cannabis is a plant which has been cultivated for different uses for 10,000 years and has had a ‘bad reputation’ for the last 50 years. Cannabis is usually classified into three distinct types: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica and Cannabis ruderalis. […]

Occasional Use of Cannabis Affects Brain Regions Responsible for Emotions and Motivation

By | April 17th, 2014|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Young adults who smoke marijuana (cannabis) from time to time may experience significant changes in two key areas of the brain, which play an important role in emotions and motivations. This is what is stated by a new U.S. scientific research, which, at the same time, does not lead to any definitive conclusion as to how harmful this substance is in small to moderate quantities. This is the first study that shows that there may be consequences even for the occasional marijuana users, and as the weekly use increases, the possibility of brain damage is rising. Previous studies only found brain lesions in […]

Marijuana smokers don’t see dreams

By | May 3rd, 2012|Categories: Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Many people who smoke marijuana say that after smoking they do not see dreams at all. However, if the same people give up smoking, then they note that they see bright and intense dreams. We see the most vivid dreams during the REM sleep stage, so that begs the question whether marijuana affects the stage of REM sleep. […]

Marijuana’s effect on memory functions

By | March 28th, 2012|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Scientists have discovered that marijuana leads to decay of short-term memory. The drug affects user’s working memory, i.e. the ability to preserve and use information for short periods of time. A research of two neuroscientists, Giovanni Marsicano from the University of Bordeaux in France and Xia Zhang from the University of Ottawa in Canada, showed that this consequential effect occurs due to a hitherto unknown mechanism of signalling between neurons and astrocytes, brain cells which as a result of the current research were proved to be responsible for memory functions. […]

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