Sci-Fi Prompt of the Week (34): Cannabis “Noise”

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There is a strand of research that has long attempted to link cannabis use to schizophrenia, with several highly suspect and even specious studies trotted out. These are disputed by other studies, and genetic factors seem to have been missing from the claims.

Association is not causation. Just because schizophrenics are more likely than the general population to imbibe doesn’t mean the imbibing caused the condition.

This new study below finally has them trying to define what getting high is, and they call it “noise.” It’s also a very real part of creativity, coming up with new ideas, as tangentially-related concepts bounce around and enter awareness…

 

Cannabis increases the noise in your brain

 

 


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