Debunking the Latest Viral Pot Paranoid Theory | Alternet
'"Legalized pot sends more teens to the ER in Colorado, study finds."'
'According to a 2016 study published in the Journal of Studies of Alcohol and Drugs, licensed retailers strictly adhere to statewide regulations forbidding sales to minors. '
'But in actuality, no published study exists. '
'Furthermore, despite the misleading headlines, the data never addressed the question of whether marijuana played a causal role in patients’ ER admissions. '
'According to a 2016 study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, the number of adolescents reporting marijuana-related problems declined by 24 percent from 2002 to 2013. '
A Sound You Can't Unhear (and What It Says About Your Brain) - The Atlantic
'Then we hear the jibberish clip again, and woven inside what had sounded like nonsense, we hear "The Constitution Center is at the next stop."'
'Next, Das plays the original, unaltered clip: a woman's voice saying, "The Constitution Center is at the next stop."', "It's only takes 50 seconds for the Franklin Institute's chief bioscientist, Jayatri Das, to demonstrate something fundamental about your brain.", "She starts with a clip that's been digitally altered to sound like jibberish."
'The point is: When our brains know what to expect to hear, they do, even if, in reality, it is impossible. '