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

July 11, 2011

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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]
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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.

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