Marijuana Affects Memory, Attention, Speech, Thinking

@psyclone (244)
December 6, 2006 5:11pm CST
Researchers at Rutgers University have found that the marijuana's active ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), interferes with the synchronized activity between neurons in the hippocampus of rats and decreases brain waves, impairing this way memory formation. The hippocampus is a brain part playing a central part in memory and spatial navigation. How exactly the weed acts on memories, attention and speech, among other things, has never been well understood. Normally, hippocampus neurons in that region form groups that trigger action potentials, or nerve impulses, together, especially theta waves. source
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