What The Whowho?: Weed + Challenging Video Games = Better Memory Retention?

July 11, 2011


No clue, but it definitely helps me get lost as f*** and have to open my map every ten seconds to make sure I'm going the right way. *ahem* Fallout: New Vegas!

According to an iffy study by the Groningen Mental Enhancement Department (WTF?) in the Netherlands, smoking the marijuanas helped Alzheimer's patients score better in memory retention when playing challenging video games. What didn't help: unplugging the console mid-level and beating them in the head with a rubber mallet. You gotta have a control group.

The Groningen Mental Enhancement Department in the Netherlands recently conducted a one-year study to see how gaming and cannabis can affect the brains of Alzheimer's patients. All the test subjects played increasingly challenging games each day, but half the group was also administered smoke. Would you believe that the marijuana test group scored 43 percent better memory retention than the control group?

43%? Or 42.0%? See what I did there? Me neither, I'm high as shit and I swear my printer just said something.

Video Games Improve Marijuana Performance 43% [kotaku]

Thanks to Dirk (is that even your real name?), Evan, Mipsy (that goes for you too!) and christopher, who only play video games when they're low. Hey I'm with you-- nothing raises the ol' spirits like shooting an enemy in the face and watching it explode.

  • I fucken love weed thts y im blazed right now legalize the herb.It will make world peace.

  • School administrators developed a drug testing program after a 2010 survey found a disturbing level of illicit youth drug use. Administrators later presented the details of thedrug-testing ... Board Member Tony Pietro said the district next should reevaluate their school code and reexamine rules such as the pledge card program in which students in clubs and sports must pledge not to abuse substances. 

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