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The effects of heating and lighting using open flames on brain health?

There are many sources that indicate that people are healthier and live longer than people 100 years ago. I have also seen studies that show IQs are higher by something like a standard deviation than ...
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Does marijuana inhibit cognitive functioning?

There's a lot of conflicting information regarding this question and people have different agendas. I'm not a doctor, but from what I've read marijuana has been shown to inhibit healthy brain ...
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Could the cerebral hypoxia caused by voluntarily hyperventilating for an hour (“breathwork”) cause brain damage?

TL;DR hyperventilating for 60 minutes for psychedelic/meditative/therapeutic effect: is this dangerous? Hyperventilation can lead to cerebral hypoxia, as hypocapnia (reduced CO2 in blood) causes ...
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How the brain would recover by itself?

After reading this story about Terry Wallis and how his brain worked to self recovery, what are the medical/scientific conclusions and theories that we can collect from his medical status and what we ...
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Noogie = concussive force?

Can rubbing ones head vigorously with the knuckles result in brain trauma (essentially a hard scalp massage with the knuckles). Forceful enough that it is putting pressure on the scalp and causing ...
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Decrease in mathematical creativity due to weed

I had been smoking cannabis since last year and I think I've undergone a decrease in mathematical creativity. I used to get a lot of ideas about how to tackle a math problem and was a somewhat good ...
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Subconcussive brain trauma

I believe American football and boxing are proven to cause brain damage. I would consider it severe and life changing. But does punching a heavy bag cause subtler brain damage? Maybe wrestling, ...